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Alex the Astronaut says she likes telling “little stories” but the gravity of her music is bigger than that. Australian singer-songwriter Alex Lynn writes songs that reflect the world around her, weaving personal truths into universal issues. Some of her observations are wry and playful; others candid and poignant. All of them capture the ordinary and extraordinary of everyday life.
Her songs have a way of landing at just the right moment, be that penning lyrics decrying billionaires for president in the lead up to Donald Trump’s election or delivering anthems about self-acceptance while the nation debates marriage equality. Bringing it all to life are the bright melodies and plucked guitar of her heart-swelling, folk-inflected pop.
Her coalescing talents also form the origin story of her music career. At 18-years-old she moved to New York on a soccer scholarship with Long Island University, spending her days studying science and her nights writing songs in her dorm room. Now back home in Sydney, Alex the Astronaut is ready to step into the next chapter of her career. Her talents might be out of this world, but her music is honest, profound and firmly down to earth.
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