Listen to Alex The Astronaut's first single for 2018, Waste Of Time
It's the first single from Alex since her incredible See You Soon EP last year, and it places the Sydney musician straight back on top.
Last year saw Sydney-based musician Alex The Astronaut cement herself as one of Australia's best and most important songwriters, with her See You Soon EP's lead single, the vulnerable and touching Not Worth Hiding, sporting an essential message of self-assurance, acceptance, and LGBT+ pride in the midst of the shitty same-sex marriage plebiscite. In the time since, Alex has been busy touring the country with Stella Donnelly - another one of 2017's most crucial and vital artists - and working on her next project, the first taste of which arriving today in her returning single Waste Of Time. It's another touching and emotive release from Alex The Astronaut, uniting her brilliant songwriting and story-telling kills with a trademark, stripped-back acoustic instrumental that really lets the single's central themes rise and flourish. "I’ve always been a very particular person, maybe a bit of a control freak, and that meant that I wrote songs about love in a very controlled way," she says on the single, which was written in the UK ahead of a performance at The Great Escape Festival earlier in the year. "I think Waste of Time is about me letting go of that."
It's a brilliant and vulnerable return from Alex The Astronaut, who continues to cement herself as one of Australian indie's best songwriters with every release. Listen to the single below, and stay tuned for what's to come from Alex The Astronaut as she bounds towards a big rest of 2018 ahead. Also, catch her at Splendour In The Grass, triple j's One Night Stand and Yours & Owls Festival over the next few months - dates below.
Fri, 20 July - Spin Off Festival, Adelaide
Sat, 21 July - Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay
Sat, 1 September - triple j’s One Night Stand
29-30 September - Yours & Owls, Wollongong
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