It was a rare moment listening to Rockstar City for the first time. Languid in delivery, confessional lyrics revealed a rawness and approachability to Sydney-via-NY artist Alex The Astronaut, a thread that runs through her debut EP To Who It May Concern.
Five soothingly upbeat tracks combine a touch of folk-felt love and a little atmospheric Americana, reeling you into her universe in ways you couldn’t imagine.
Alex Lynn is the girl next door; her simple narratives filling you in on a life that could belong to anyone, little vignettes creating a familiarity endearing us to her like an old friend.
Her ability to connect with generations through powerful story telling and warm, fuzzy folk-rock carries through from the humbly composed opener Already Home, to the quaintly conversational closing I Believe In Music – “For my seventh birthday, I was given a CD player, and I played Paul Kelly again and again.”
Lynn’s frank openness removes any concerns of voyeurism one might feel delving into the intimate life of the singer-songwriter. While her explosive launch (pun intended) onto the Australian music scene is well deserved, she’d better head on home soon to enjoy it! And on that note, get ready to vote for Alex the Astronaut in the next Hottest 100.
Alex The Astronaut – To Whom It May Concern EP
Released: 31 March, 2017 via Minkowski Records