After teasing the release of her forthcoming third studio album, Lindsey Stirling has dropped the first single today, titled “The Arena.”

The music is noticeably more powerful and poignant than a lot of her previous work, making use of strong drum work and more electronic influence in the bassline and backing synths. The music video also works to present a stronger Lindsey Stirling herself, as the concept of an “arena” and the motif of a post-apocalyptic wasteland battleground are surely settings in which only the strong survive.

Lindsey’s dance partner in the video is also a professional dancer and has appeared onĀ Dancing With The Stars, Derek Hough.

The album, entitledĀ Brave Enough, is now available for pre-order and will release on August 19.