2020 sparked a period of lockdown creativity for Austen, leading to follow-up single “Worse Things”, in collaboration with producer Jono Ma (Jagwar Ma, Flight Facilities). Finding a unique creative chemistry Austen has continued her work with Jono Ma on the  single “North South East West”. Now she’s back with “How To be Alone”.

In her own words, “How To be Alone is dedicated to the person who told me ‘you need to learn how to be alone’ a month before a global pandemic hit. After 200 days locked down, I’m getting better, but I’m still learning.” The single was co-written and co-produced by Sam Phay, and mixed by Jono Ma (Flight Facilities, Channel Tres), with Austen tapping Ma for mixing duties on the whole EP.

Listen below.