SYDNEY, AUS- Alexandra Lynn is a singer/songwriter Alex The Astronaut who hails from Sydney, Australia. Her folk-tinged pop music has earned high marks for its catchy melodies and clever lyrics. Not one to simply sing about common tropes, her 2017 single “Not Worth Hiding”, a frank letter to her 16-year old self about gender and sexuality, because an unofficial anthem of the Australian Gay Marriage referendum while also becoming one of Triple Js hottest tracks of the year. It even got a glowing endorsement from Sir Elton John on his Beats 1 show.

Earlier this month, she released a new single, “Split The Sky”. It’s a charming ditty that gets the listener to embark on a sentimental journey with her, reminiscing fondly about simpler times despite current travails, and invoking a self-assured mantra, “I’ll walk outside, I’ll split the sky, I’ll be alright.”

When the video was originally published, Alex explained:

“Right now, like billions of people around the world, I feel like I’ve been put in a blender and shaken up. Sometimes I would like to stop all these very scary things from happening and go back to being in primary school and feeling protected from it. Split the Sky is a message of hope that I was trying to get myself to understand that no matter what happens, there will always be that kid waiting, that the seasons will fall around and you’ll be in the sun again at some point. Watching Harry Potter is good for me and helps me to go back to how I felt back then.

We made this video out of all my videos because it felt like my early life crisis so it made sense to use the pieces of my song filled life to make it. Imogen was a genius for putting it together and so were all these people for making all the videos.

Hope you are staying home and safe and telling everyone you love them,

– Alex”

Like Alex, I think that that kind of messaging is important during these times. We should all remind ourselves of the simple things that bring joy and remind us of less-crazed times. Whether it’s a Harry Potter movie. Whether it’s a song. Whatever. Go back to that. Go ahead and have yourself that cry, but search for that happy place, and reassure yourself and your friends and at the end of the day, everyone will be alright.

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Alex The Astronaut. Press photo by Jess Cleeson. Courtesy of the artist. Used with permission.
Alex The Astronaut. Press photo by Jess Cleeson. Courtesy of the artist. Used with permission.