Watch our full interview with Austen!
Indie-pop songstress Austen has delivered her new EP, Small. The singer has also revealed How To be Alone to be the latest single from the project.
Co-written and co-produced by Sam Phay, and mixed by Jono Ma (Flight Facilities, Channel Tres), the singer shares of the EP's latest singe, “How To be Alone is dedicated to the person who told me ‘you need to learn how to be alone’ a month before a global pandemic hit. After 200 days locked down, I’m getting better, but I’m still learning.”
On North South East West, Austen's vocals float above the dream-like sonics, with the track co-written with Evan Klar and Hailey Collier, and produced by Klar. Conceptually, the song serves as an ode to the honeymoon period of relationships, capturing the fun and loving moments. The song was inspired by a previous flame of the singer, who proved to be a toxic love. Instead of writing a song about those emotions, the singer decided to flip it on its head instead taking a polar opposite approach.
Fire sees the singer enlist Matthew Hadley (Total Giovanni) and Ma (Jagwar Ma, Flight Facilities, Channel Tres) on production duties, with the vibrant release weaving together sonic threads of indie electronica, house, and psychedelic pop, ushering in a new sound for the singer. Elsewhere on In The Lake, sparkling and atmospheric sonics play out.
Watch our interview with Austen above!