“Gut-led, emotionally driven and full of goosebump-inducing magic…this debut album is a work of genius.” – NME Australia [5 stars]
“Alex Lynn has taken time to get her debut album right. I Didn’t Know shows how her lo-fi folk has filled out since the Zeitgeist pin dropper Not Worth Hiding and San Francisco is a mini epic.” – The Daily Telegraph [4 stars]“That’s the strength of Alex The Astronaut, her ability to make you relate, to catch you with a melody as you slowly realise a little part of yourself in the lyrics you’ve been subconsciously humming.” – The Line of Best Fit
“Alexandra Lynn is so adept at writing pop songs that capture the rush of young love, friendship, confusion, sadness and all those messy situations that dominate your early 20s” – The Guardian
“Ever since Alex The Astronaut announced her project to the world back in 2016, the music-loving world have adored her story-telling lyrics, powerful delivery, and gorgeous melodies.” – Rolling Stone Australia
“Pop music is rarely this powerful, and it stamps Alex The Astronaut as a great artist…Yes, this is just the start of Alex The Astronaut’s journey. But there’s no doubt she’s going to take us to some remarkable places.” – STACK
Sydney-based singer, songwriter and storyteller ALEX THE ASTRONAUT has shared her much anticipated debut album, ‘The Theory Of Absolutely Nothing.’ Across ten heart-swelling, folk-infected pop songs, Alex grapples with the multitudes of life and emerges optimistic. Brought to life with upbeat melodies, plucked guitar and Alex’s signature vocals, ‘The Theory Of Absolutely Nothing’ is the work of a storyteller attuned to the world around her.
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Of the release, Alex shares: “The Theory of Absolutely Nothing” is ten stories that try to paint a picture of what the world looked like to me when I wrote them. I wanted the dark and the light to sit next to each other. I wanted listening to it to be kind of what it would be like to fly around and watch what all different people go through in one day.”
Co-produced by Ball Park Music’s Sam Cromack and Daniel Hanson, and mixed by Victor Van Vugt (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey, Beth Orton), the album was written and recorded across an 18 month period between Australia and the UK. Throughout, Alex navigates listeners on a journey of love, loss, pain and change, weaving a constellation of stories about the personal reckonings that come with growing up. The release features the uplifting I Think You’re Great and the heart-wrenching I Like To Dance as well as Split The Sky and Lost, among others.
Alex also shares a new music video for album highlight Caught In The Middle. Directed by Tatjana Hamilton, the video sees Alex hit the tennis court with Australian music legend and The Go-Betweens’ drummer, Lindy Morrison. Watch HERE
Having established herself as one of the country’s most important storytellers, ‘The Theory Of Absolutely Nothing’ arrives after two widely-lauded EPs and a string of impressive singles. Since sharing her debut single Already Home in 2016, Alex has gone from strength to strength. She’s scored a place in triple j’s Hottest 100 for Not Worth Hiding, amassed over 25 million combined total streams, taken her music to the stages of international festivals like The UK’s Great Escape and Spain’s Primavera Spain, played Splendour in the Grass and triple j’s One Night Stand, and a sold-out national tour of her own.
Having long been adored for her supernatural ability to capture human experience in song, Alex’s debut record has won early praise from triple j, The Guardian and Rolling Stone and near perfect reviews from The Daily Telegraph [4 stars], The Herald Sun [4 stars] and NME Australia [5 stars].
‘The Theory Of Absolutely Nothing’ is out now, listen HERE
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