Alex The Astronaut

Alex The Astronaut – How To Grow A Sunflower Underwater

Alex the Astronaut is a wholesome artist who’s turned her story and struggles into a vulnerable new body of work.

An unforgettably original lyricist, the music of Australian singer/songwriter Alex the Astronaut cycles through a series of radiantly detailed slices of life. She’s set to tour her latest LP, ‘How to Grow a Sunflower Underwater,’ around the country – including as a headliner at this year’s Cairns Festival.

Alex documents moments of both the seemingly mundane from a haircut, a therapy session, a trip to the beach and to the supermarket to then utterly life-changing experiences as a caregiver along with the PTSD that followed and her recent diagnosis with autism. The 26-year-old artist imbues her songs with equal parts self-awareness and sensitivity, imagination and idiosyncratic humour.

In its intimate exploration of post-traumatic growth, the result is a body of work affirming Alex as a truly essential songwriter, capable of transforming the way we view ourselves and the world around us.

Alex The Astronaut plays The Cairns Arts Centre as part of this year’s Cairns Festival on Friday the 2nd September. Tickets available through Ticketlink.

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