Alex the Astronaut (Alex Lynn) recently announced her debut album, The Theory Of Absolutely Nothing, out August 21 via Nettwerk. The Australian singer, songwriter and storyteller has always had a supernatural knack for capturing human experience in song, as heard on her latest single “Lost.” The track is about trying to find your way and fix everything, and the moment where you’ve exhausted all options and have to accept the fact that there is so much that is completely out of your control: sometimes you will just feel lost. Today, she shares the track’s lighthearted video.
Filmed quickly by her manager with a borrowed green screen, Alex notes, “We had no video experience between us but plenty of unfounded confidence… Our plan was to make all the backgrounds places that you could be lost, like underwater, a deserted island, and in space because I’m an astronaut.” The effects were handled by Sydney-based Peach Collective — Kathryn Farmer & Tatjana Hamilton. “The geniuses Tat and Kat came along and took the chaotic green screen footage we got and made it what it is,” adds Alex. “We wanted it to be outrageous and use as many effects as they could and they made it even cooler than I could have imagined it could be.”
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. The album explores friendship, love, loss, pain and change, weaving a constellation of stories about the personal reckonings that come with growing up.
From the get-go, Alex the Astronaut’s music has dug into what makes us human. On The Theory Of Absolutely Nothing, she grapples with the multitudes of life on a bigger scale than ever before and emerges optimistic, as heard on previously shared singles “Split the Sky,” “I Think You’re Great” and “I Like to Dance,” which have received praise from the likes of NPR Music’s All Songs Considered, The Guardian, Refinery29, Brooklyn Vegan, and FLOOD Magazine. “Split the Sky” is a timely track about life coming at you fast and having to get through a tough time by rising to the occasion while, at the same time, longing for the simplicity of youth; “I Think You’re Great” is a shout out to a cherished friendship and a recognition of the need to check in on each other, opening up conversations and supporting friends through thick and thin; and “I Like to Dance” turns the spotlight on the devastation of domestic violence.
- Website – www.alextheastronaut.com
- Facebook – www.facebook.com/alextheastronaut
- Twitter – twitter.com/AtheAstronaut
- Instagram – instagram.com/alex.the.astronaut
- Spotify – open.spotify.com/artist/42NjRVKqEGe2DkGvlUd5qM
- Apple Music – itunes.apple.com/au/artist/alex-the-astronaut/1082972118
- YouTube – www.youtube.com/channel/UC_CIdJO2x37l6RodJ_PTbmw
Source: Press release