Alex The Astronaut Performs LGBTQ+ Anthem “Not Worth Hiding” For PRIDE: INSIDE
June 19, 2020 BY Nettwerk
Alex the Astronaut will perform this Friday, June 19th as part of Pride.com’s virtual music festival PRIDE: INSIDE. She also recently shared her personal “Soundtrack of Pride” with the site, featuring music that reflects her formative years as an LGBTQ+ musician including tracks from Harry Styles, Janelle Monáe, Frank Ocean, Mary Lambert and more. Listen to the playlist HERE and tune into the PRIDE: INSIDE virtual festival, kicking off tomorrow at 2pm ET HERE.
In 2017, Alex shared her single “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. Revisit the song and video HERE. Lynn also recently performed the song as part of the Smithsonian’s Project Pride virtual celebration of Pride month. The festival featured appearances from LGBTQ+ artists including Rufus Wainwright, Madame Gandhi, Indigo Girls, Pet Shop Boys, Roxane Gay and more and was hosted by NPR’s Ari Shapiro. Watch her performance of “Not Worth Hiding” HERE.
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. She is set to release her debut album The Theory Of Absolutely Nothing on August 21 via Nettwerk.
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. 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” and “I Think You’re Great” which have received praise from the likes of NPR Music, The Guardian, Refinery29, Brooklyn Vegan and FLOOD Magazine.