Alex the Astronaut - aka 22-year old Sydney-sider Alex Lynn was a student living in New York on a soccer scholarship where she spent her days studying science and writing songs in her dorm. Now things are different.
In August 2017, her single Not Worth Hiding – a frank letter to her 16-year old self, and the
follow up to her spritely debut EP, To Whom It May Concern– mobilised the growing legion of fans already attuned to her wry folk-pop, it resonated well-beyond, landing at No. 23 on the triple j Hottest 100. 2018 saw Lynn perform in a co-headline national tour in April alongside Perth artist Stella Donnelly, with the pair selling out shows across the country.
Lynn’s outlook has risen in tandem. From just two years ago when she was demoing ideas in a New York dormitory and simply wanting to be good enough to write songs, she’s now commanding packed rooms and confidently honing her craft. Alex the Astronaut’s universe is quickly expanding.