Fairything Wishes Upon A Star For Aureate Astronomies

The Vancouver bedroom-popster takes flight with their spaced-out new single.

Fairything gives up their moon-age daydreams and comes back down to Earth in their heavenly new space-pop single Aureate Astronomies — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The Vancouver indie-popster’s latest release is a bedroom-synth gem that shimmers, glistens and shape-shifts like the aurora borealis, with keyboards that squiggle and swirl and drift through the nighttime sky — as Fairything bittersweetly voices childhood fantasies of space travel that have, like so many youthful dreams, fallen by the wayside next to the hard economic truths of grownup reality:

“I was a child, I fell for the moon,
Told her ‘My darling, I’ll visit you soon’
Child I was, I never asked,
About on her face, the American flag
It only ever was for a few
There’s no space for us up there too
For better or worse, I’m lacking in net worth
so just stargazing for me
Those words to the moon, never came true,
That’s just what’s natural for me and for you
Dreams will stay dreams of aureate astronomies.”

Aureate Astronomies is a track for the gifted burnouts, the lovingly disillusioned, and everyone else whose childhood dreams of going to the moon are long dead,” explains Fairything. “It’s a bittersweet, anticapitalist lullaby about growing up and realizing that even if there’s nothing wrong with you, the systems in place can hold you back, whether it’s from the moon or finding a living wage.”

Fairything (aka Alex K. Masse) is a synthy, sapphic, singer-songwriter solo act (and probable changeling) making tunes to watch the sky to. They’ve been everywhere from Vancouver Pride to working with the incomparable Penelope Scott, and their sound ranges from catchy, angsty, chiptune-inspired bops like Desperate and Dazed to sparkly, bittersweet lullabies of Aureate Astronomies. Much of their musical inspiration comes from video games and cartoons they grew up on, and that shines through in their unique melodies, poetic lyricism, and the dreamy, synthy sounds of their Suzuki Omnichord. They’re also a neurodivergent nonbinary lesbian, which greatly affects their process.

Listen to Aureate Astronomies above, find it on your preferred streamer HERE, check out more from Fairything below, and follow them on Instagram.