Listening to Rex Orange County its hard to believe Alex O’Connor is a 19 year old lad having only released his lo-fi mix tape ‘bcos u will never b free’ in late 2015 and his first album ‘Apricot Princess’ in April this year. Incredible talent.
Both collections featuring loads of contemporary jazz, really articulate vocals and lyrics, some spoken word, rap and hip hop. This album is a far-sight more positive than his last and having established a large fan base at home in the UK it looks like there’s a lot more positivity to come.
Released on September 12 ‘Edition’ is a short track at under two minutes. It’s a great gauge of his unique style if you haven’t heard Rex’s music before. A little less instrumental and slightly more sombre than his album but still very chilled and a great track.