Album Review: Alex The Astronaut - The Theory Of Absolutely Nothing

21 August 2020 | 9:51 am | Keira Leonard

"It’s a record that is both captivating and catchy."

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If there were ever the perfect time for some wholesome, homegrown folk it would be now. Alex The Astronaut has absolutely delivered with debut album The Theory Of Absolutely Nothing

The distinguishable vocal twang of Alex The Astronaut has a way of transforming life’s contemplations into something particularly special. The album is filled with exceptional stories of idealistic love, friendship, mourning, escapism, domestic violence - to name a few. The combination of folk and pop throughout works an absolute treat. It’s a record that is both captivating and catchy.

The instrumentals are highly thought out and well produced, constantly changing, aligning perfectly with each pensive tale. I Like To Dance has a particularly fitting string addition that will knock you off your feet and cover you in goosebumps. Caught In The Middle is another highlight for its quick ability to create a visual party in your head.

Alex The Astronaut’s greatest power is without a doubt her storytelling. It is no wonder the young Sydney based singer-songwriter is often compared to Paul Kelly. Her songs have a certain sort of magic in them. With extraordinary current themes there is an importance in these tales that ought to be shared to generations.