Alex The Astronaut is an Australian indie pop artist whose intimate new video Banksia caught my eye.
By Graeme Smith
There’s a couple of things that interested me about Banksia. Firstly, Alex’s vocal style. It’s quirky in nature and reminded me a little of Joanna Newsom, an artist I love. Secondly, it was the title of the track. Banksias are an Australian flower, its significance here is that it lined the street Alex was walking down when she heard her friend had passed away.
The video is an emotional affair, just Alex, her guitar and her feelings. She draws us into her life and her memories and it’s simply beautiful. As an added bonus, all proceeds for the song will go to the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT.
Check out the video for Banksia below.