Next week, Austra, the darkly glimmering Toronto synthpop project led by Katie Stelmanis, will follow up 2013’s Olympia with their new album Future Politics. Coming into the world in a dark moment, the new album dares to consider the idea of a brighter future, imagining what utopia might feel like. Musically, it’s got an instinctive cinematic pulse, and it takes full advantage of Stelmanis’ stunning voice. There’s just a lot to like here. We’ve posted the videos for early tracks “Utopia” and “Future Politics.” And right now, you can stream the entire album below, via NPR.
Future Politics is out 1/20 on Domino.