Alex the Astronaut (Alex Lynn) just shared the intimate new video for her recent single “Banksia,” and all of Alex’s proceeds for the song will be donated to the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT. Banksias are a native Australian flower that lines lots of the suburban streets including the street Alex was walking down when she found out her friend passed away. “It’s a song about my friend, Maddie Clarke, who was a beautiful person who passed away too young, notes Lynn. “She was always smiling when I saw her, no one always feels like that but that’s what she showed me. The song is meant to be turned up and sung as loudly as it can be, even if singing isn’t your strong point.”
The Theory Of Absolutely Nothing is the upcoming debut album from Alex the Astronaut, out August 21 via Nettwerk. The Australian singer, songwriter, and storyteller has always had a supernatural knack for capturing human experience in song. On the album, she grapples with the multitudes of life on a bigger scale than ever before and emerges optimistic. With her heart-swelling, folk-inflected pop, music’s bright-eyed anthropologist uses sprawling narratives and rich vignettes to unravel the joys and struggles of everyday life. Brought to life with bright melodies, plucked guitar and Alex’s unmistakable vocals, The Theory Of Absolutely Nothing is the work of a storyteller attuned to the world around her.