The single, “Happy Song” was premiered by triple J late last year and has been a big crowd favourite at festivals with loud singalongs.
Alex has played a load of Australian festivals including Laneway, Party in the Paddock, Beer & Cider Festival and The Drop.
The song trades in equal parts melancholy and optimism and aims straight for the heart. “I wrote this song at the start of the year about the awkward middle part of a break up when you don’t really know what you’re doing. I recorded it with Sam (Cromack) and Dan (Hanson) from Ball Park Music (they both sing on the dadadas) and it took us about nine months to get it right so it’s pretty much a song baby”.
Alex started the year with her song “Not Worth Hiding” taking out No. 23 on the prestigious triple J Hottest 100.
She performed a sold-out National tour with co-headliner Stella Donnelly and then her own sold out headline later in the year.
In July 2018, Alex shared ‘Waste of Time’, which was championed locally and internationally by triple j, BBC Radio 1 and Radio X. ‘Waste of Time’ was written with producer Jonathan Quarmby, whose credits extend to Mercury Prize and GRAMMY Award winning albums. Alex says of the song, “I’ve always been a very particular person, maybe a bit of a control freak, and that meant that I wrote songs about love in a very controlled way. I think ‘Waste of Time’ is about me letting go of that.”
She played this single and premiered “Happy Song” at Australia’s premiere festival Splendour in the Grass.
Alex also played UK’s The Great Escape, Primavera Sound in Spain, Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival and triple J’s One Night Stand.
Alex released her debut EP – ‘To Whom It May Concern’ including the single “Already Home” which featured the iconic line “There’s billionaires for president and parking fines at hospitals”.
Her second EP – See You Soon, spawned an important single ‘Not Worth Hiding’, which became the unofficial anthem for the crucial “Gay Marriage Plebiscite”.