Au/Ra has released the captivating visual for her latest track “Panic Room,” which premiered today via Substream Magazine – watch HERE. Set within the walls of a hospital, the video builds on a series of unsettling themes in a true cinematic fashion. Images of blood, death and flashing lights are accompanied by the significant, omnipresent feeling of fear. Au/Ra, along with director Granz Herman, has managed to perfectly capture the sense of entrapment and prevailing anxiety that the song’s lyrics evoke.
“‘Panic Room’ is probably the darkest song I’ve written. It’s about something I don’t feel like a lot of songs talk about, which is anxiety. ‘Panic Room,’ to its very core, is about battling self-doubt and fear, and how sometimes you can be your biggest enemy. The word panic room ties into the song by saying that when fear consumes you, it automatically puts you into that panicked headspace. You think you’re safe in the panic room, but really you’re avoiding the issue and lying to yourself when you should be dealing with the problem.” reflects Au/Ra.
Earlier this year, Au/Ra released an acoustic rendition of her single “Outsiders.” Check out her ethereal, guitar driven rework of the original, which has over one million global streams, HERE. As one of VEVO’s DSCVR Artists To Watch 2018, Au/Ra also filmed a beautiful live performance of “Outsiders,” watch HERE.
A uniquely nomadic teenager, Au/Ra is a frequent visitor to Los Angeles. She speaks and sings with the lilting accent of someone who lives there yet, in reality, English is her third language. Born in Ibiza, Au/Ra initially spoke Catalan as well as German. It’s partly this rich linguistic and cultural background that gives her the ability, at just 15, to write glistening alternative pop songs that can speak to anyone. Wildly talented, with an eye for detail, Au/Ra has started her career phenomenally well with her debut single “Concrete Jungle”and track “Kicks” garnering over 20 million combined streams worldwide.