Artist verifiedRex Orange County

English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer Rex Orange County creates honest music with a soulful touch.

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Who is Rex Orange County? Rex Orange County (born Alexander O’Connor) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. His musical style has been described as a mix of funk, jazz, and indie pop. His work is characterized by its emotional rawness and honest approach to songwriting. He has released three studio albums and several EPs, including his most recent album Pony (2019). Early Life and Career Born in Grayshott, England, in 1998, Rex’s parents were both professional musicians. Growing up, he was heavily influenced by the music of James Brown and Stevie Wonder. At the age of 14, he started writing his own songs and playing the piano. He also taught himself how to play the guitar and drums. In 2015, he released his debut EP bcos u will never b free on SoundCloud. He then went on to release two more EPs in 2016: Apricot Princess and Corduroy Dreams. His first full-length album, 2016's Banana Skin Shoes, gained him a wider audience and critical acclaim for its blend of soulful R&B and indie pop. Breakthrough Success In 2017, Rex released his second album Apricot Princess which was praised for its mature songwriting and production. The album featured collaborations with Mac Miller, Tyler The Creator, Solange, Danny Brown, and Benny Sings. It was later nominated for the 2018 Mercury Prize. In 2019, Rex released his third studio album Pony which featured singles “10/10” and “Never Had The Balls”. The album was met with critical acclaim from fans and critics alike for its emotionally charged lyrics and production. Legacy Rex Orange County has established himself as one of the most talented singer-songwriters of his generation. With honest lyrics and musicality that blends R&B, jazz, funk and pop elements, he creates unique music that resonates with listeners. His success continues to grow today as he continues to tour internationally and write new music.