“We’re gonna watch Austen with a keen eye this year…” – Cool Accidents
“I smile every time Austen starts to sing.” – When the Horn Blows
“Austen is the leading face of electronic pop in Australia.” – AAA Backstage
Taking a quick break from her east coast tour with Nyxen, Austen today uncovers the vibrant video for her empowering new anthem ‘Money’, alongside details of her genuinely anticipated debut EP ‘Passenger Seat’ out September 19th.
The video embodies what you see isn’t what you always get, lulling viewers into a false reality. Working with director Jeff Anderson Jr, Austen explains the theme behind the clip saying “We wanted to poke fun at the “opulent” vibe, and the contrast between the way people portray themselves as cool versus the reality. It’s a combination of a dark, alluring fantasy and an underwhelming, funny reality which really sums up the whole song (and my whole personality).”
‘Money’ is another feather in this flourishing pop-electro artist’s cap, leaving the listener feeling liberated rather than discouraged by her powerful pop prose. Dark and menacing synths rumble under Austen’s infectious melody before erupting into her signature anthemic chorus full of self-empowerment and shout-ability.Consisting of five moody-electro tracks ‘Passenger Seat’ couples authenticity and self-love into undiluted, everyday anthems and will feature previously released tracks ‘Too High To Cry’, ‘Anthem’ and ‘Money’.