Alex The Astronaut's just released her new single, Airport, and it's an emotionally-charged song about reuniting with someone you love. Featuring a Phoebe Bridgers reference, as well as a full orchestra, it's a song that you'll feel in your soul.
Serving as a spiritual sequel to her last single, Growing Up, the song discusses the work that goes into building a relationship, and having to admit to one's mistakes. It's not always an easy thing to do, which Alex's lyrics reflect, but it's for the best.
Speaking about Airport, Alex explains, “I was seeing that separation all around and experiencing it myself, and I wanted to write about what happens when you meet up with someone you care about after such a long time, and all the pressure that comes with that."
Alex worked with LA-based musician Daniel Chae on the track, who added a full orchestra to the mix, elevating it to new heights. She explains, “When we sent that song off to Daniel it was pretty bombastic, and then he sent it back to us with a full orchestra on it.
"That was definitely one of the most fun songs to work on; the feeling in the room was very much a bunch of kids in music class just playing around.” It's a soaring track, and one that a lot of people will find hits home. Alex's songwriting has always been relatable and earnest, and Airport is no different.
The video features a special reunion with a loved one, created using footage from Alex's trip across the globe to reunite with them. We won't spoil the ending, but it's pretty darn cute. You can check out Airport below - it's definitely a song to listen to with a loved one by your side.