In a world of dance remixes and one-hit wonders, few have earned the title of a living music icon. One such who has though is Elton John. The Rocket Man himself is currently touring Australia, and took some time during his Beats 1 radio show to shout out some of the musical talent that is coming out of Australia right now.

"I don't know what it is with Australia at the moment, but they keep producing the most fantastic music, and the artists keep getting younger and younger and younger," Elton said during the show as he introduced a song by Alex The Astronaut. "Here's a girl called Alex The Astronaut, and it's called 'Not Worth Hiding'. The lyrics are fabulous... it's wonderful," he said.

The 22 year-old singer-songwriter responded to the legends praise online: "He's such an inspiring character and it's so amazing that he takes the time to listen to and support new artists. What a superstar," Alex said.

During his show he also played music from Angus & Julia Stone, congratulating the duo for making such great music. The superstar also played tracks from, Winston Surfshirt and The Babe Rainbow.

Such huge words from a musical Icon. Check out Alex The Astronaut's poignant song below.

Elton John just gave a shout-out to these young Aussie musicians