Austra has just released a new music video for “I Love You More Than You Love Yourself” from her newest album Future Politics, which released on Jan. 20. This song is the third single from the album, and the music video was directed by M. Blash.
The video was inspired by real-life former astronaut Lisa Nowak, who was arrested at the Orlando International Airport in 2007 for attempted kidnapping, battery, vehicular burglary and destruction of evidence when she followed a woman who was romantically involved with Nowak’s ex. The video is an attempt to sympathize with those struggling with depression and mental health, and normalizing the often-forgotten other side of the equation.
Katie Stelmanis, the frontwoman of Austra, said in a statement:
M and I were both fascinated by the story of Lisa Nowak but wanted to explore it through a lens of compassion. We wanted to use it to explore issues of mental health and depression, things so many of us experience, in the hope of further de-stigmatizing such conversations. We’ve decided to focus the actions leading up to her final arrest, and have tried to convey what it may have been like to be her, and what she was feeling. The final chapter of her story is much less interesting to us than that.
Check out the video above, plus her videos for “Future Politics” and “Utopia.”