Listen to Austra's "Painful Like"
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 11:10:27
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The first noble truth is that life is pain!
But pain can be accompanied by pretty and haunting music like Austra's "Painful Like," a sultry, smoky and synthy EDM track, lead by beguiling female vocals of Katie Stelmanis, which remind us a bit of Flo Welch from Florence + the Machine.
Austra's Olympia is out June 18 but enjoy this advance listen.
"Painful Like" was influenced by early Chicago house music when dance music was performed with a live band, "Painful Like" was performed live in the studio, free of any programming or loops. While the lyrics may deal with the disillusionment of growing up gay in a small town and finding solace in the arms of a lover, it's bubbly and buoyant and reflects that Olympia is fundamentally a dance record.
Listen to "Painful Like" below:
What did you think of Austra's "Painful Like?"