Rex Orange County’s sweeping alternative pop songs weave together the mundane reality of teenage life and the epic fantasy that is teenage love. The release of album ‘Apricot Princess’ in April 2017 won him acclaim from The FADER, The NME, and Noisey, and kicked off of a whirlwind period for the multitalented artist that saw him appearing on two tracks on Tyler, The Creator’s ‘Flower Boy’ before going on to perform with Skepta live at 2017’s Mercury Prize ceremony. Not content to rest on his laurels, Rex maintained a steady stream of inventive singles throughout the year such as ‘Edition’ and the now infamous ‘Loving Is Easy’, an opulent collaboration with Dutch artist Benny Sings, which saw Rex’s biggest breakthrough at radio & streaming platforms with the track picking up over 40 million streams on Spotify to date. This unrelenting work ethic saw Rex enter 2018 as the runner up in the BBC’s Sound of 2018 poll.
Rex has gone on to grow his fan base to an extraordinary 5 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone. This hugely engaged streaming audience led Rex to be championed by the platform as part of their RISE series alongside Jorja Smith in 2018, which saw the young troubadour record a special duet with the legendary Randy Newman.
The superstar in the making spent the first half of 2018, recording and touring across the US, UK & Europe, not to mention performing at a number of major festivals including Primavera Sound, All Points East, Melt, Lollapalooza and Reading & Leeds.
With the follow up to the ‘Apricot Princess’ planned for early 2019, Rex is perfectly poised to continue his stratospheric rise to world domination.