AUSTEN SHOWS PERCEPTION VS REALITY IN THE VIDEO FOR ‘MONEY’ ANNOUNCES ‘PASSENGER SEAT’ EP OUT SEPT 19TH

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“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'.

“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’.

Her first release in 2019 came in the form of ‘Anthem’ which was added to spot rotation on triple j alongside adoration from AAA Backstage, Cool Accidents, Kings of A&R, Purple Sneakers and STACK Mag.

Named in triple j unearthed’s Top 40 Most Played Artists last year after releasing only one song, 2018 was Austen’s biggest year yet. She was handpicked by unearthed to play their BIGSOUND showcase and finished up the year on the road with Paces as his main support. March’s ‘Anthem’ was the follow up to audience favourite ‘Too High To Cry’ which landed in Dave Ruby-Howe’s Top Ten unearthed tracks of the year.

Austen’s introduction is no less auspicious, her debut single ‘Faded’ has accumulated almost 500,000 Spotify streams, with follow up ‘Darkside’ sitting on 140,000. Since then she’s been named an ‘Artist to Watch’ by Pilerats and supported the likes of The Kite String Tangle, Nicole Millar, KLP, Running Touch, Col3trane and AURORA as well as performing a show-stopping performance at this year’s Big Pineapple Festival.

With more brooding, electro-pop gems on the horizon it’s time to get acquainted with Austen.

AUSTEN
‘Money’
OUT NOW

‘Passenger Seat’ EP
OUT SEPT 19TH
Pre-save here

supporting Nyxen

Saturday, August 24th
Brightside, Brisbane

Tickets at nyxenmusic.com.au

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