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Alex The Astronaut: “Christmas In July”

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Alex the Astronaut shares the song “Christmas In July” today, along with a new video. The track documents the delirious stupor of falling in love and is the latest single from her debut album The Theory Of Absolutely Nothing, out August 21 via Nettwerk. Alex notes, “I met someone and it felt like Christmas had come and I’d won the lottery at the same time. I feel like she took all the things that I knew and really flipped them on their head which was exactly what I needed.

Alex recently celebrated Pride month with performances on the Smithsonian’s Project Pride virtual celebrated and Pride.com’s virtual music festival PRIDE: INSIDE. She performed her 2017 song “Not Worth Hiding,” an open letter to her 16-year-old self that details the journey to owning her sexuality, which arrived as Australia was debating marriage equality and became the unofficial anthem of the Vote Yes movement. Alex also shared her personal “Soundtrack of Pride” with Pride.com, featuring music that reflects her formative years as an LGBTQ+ musician including tracks from Harry Styles, Janelle Monáe, Frank Ocean, Mary Lambert and more.

A talented soccer player, Alex Lynn moved from Sydney to New York on a soccer scholarship in 2017 and studied Math and Physics at Long Island University. It was while she was in the US that she turned a streak of bold new life experiences into heart-swelling, folk-inflected pop songs under the name Alex the Astronaut.

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, as heard on the album’s singles including “Banksia,” “Lost,” “Split the Sky,” “I Think You’re Great” and more, which have received praise from the likes of NPR Music’s All Songs Considered, The Guardian, Refinery29, Brooklyn Vegan, and FLOOD Magazine.

Source: Press release

Chase is the founder and Creative Director of therepubliq.com, former host and Executive Producer of OutCast Austin, an award-winning LGBT weekly radio program on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin. In 2011, he was named the Critics Pick for 'Most Gaybiquitous' in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin. In 2012, CultureMap Austin named him one of Austin's Top LGBT bloggers and he received the AGLCC's Chamber Award for Social Media Diva.

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december 2020

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