The voice of Toronto trio Austra is Katie Stelmanis, and she is magical. Her incredible vocal talents carry “Lose It”, the newest track from the band’s forthcoming LP Feel It Break (Out May 17 on Domino). There’s a nice beat here, and some lovely keys that accompany all the synthy goodness. But Stelmanis’ singing simply soars above everything else on this track.
This song is about to take my brain hostage. I listened to it about five or six times right off the bat, then did my normal routine of rifling through tracks to bring to our wonderful readers. But its melody and that voice — oh that voice — were calling for me the whole time. And so I came back to it, and was still impressed by what I heard. I hope you find it has the same power over you, if only temporarily.