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Artist Biography For Rex Orange County

Alexander James O'Connor Born 4 May 1998 Known Professionally As Rex Orange County Is An English Singer Multi-Instrumentalist And Songwriter. O'Connor Rose To Prominence In 2017 Following Multiple Features On Tyler The Creator's Grammy-Nominated Album Flower Boy Including The Single "Boredom". NPR Music Journalist Zoë Jones Has Described O'Connor's Music As "a Bright Blend Of Hip-Hop Jazz And Bedroom Pop”. Under The Rex Orange County Moniker O'Connor Has Released One Mixtape Bcos U Will Never B Free And Three Studio Albums Apricot Princess Pony And Who Cares?. Both Pony And Who Cares? Made The Top 5 In The UK And US And The Latter Topped The UK Albums Chart. O'Connor Also Released A Live Album Entitled Live At Radio City Music Hall In 2020. Alexander James O'Connor Was Born On 4 May 1998 To Nina And Phil O'Connor A Professional Sports Photographer. He Grew Up In The Village Of Grayshott Hampshire Near Haslemere. O'Connor's Interest In Music Began At A Young Age. At Age 5 O'Connor Joined The Choir At The School Where His Mother Worked. He Became A Drummer And Later Taught Himself Piano. The Name Rex Orange County Is Based On A Teacher-Given Nickname "The OC" After His Surname O'Connor. At Age 16 O'Connor Began Playing The Guitar And Started To Produce His Own Music Using Apple's Logic Software. At This Age He Also Began Attending The BRIT School Where He Studied Drumming And Was One Of Four Percussionists In His Year The Relative Rareness Of His Primary Instrument Provided Him With Wide Exposure To Various Projects Of Others In His School Which He Credits With Exposing Him To New Music. On 4 September 2015 O'Connor Self-Released His Debut Album Bcos U Will Never B Free On SoundCloud And Bandcamp. Upon Listening To The Album Fellow English Musician And Producer Two Inch Punch Got In Touch With Him Providing Him With A Management Team. The Two Have Continued To Collaborate Throughout O'Connor's Career In The Form Of The Tracks "UNO" "Best Friend" And "Untitled". The Album Also Caught The Attention Of American Rapper Tyler The Creator Who Sent Him An Email Describing His Enjoyment Of The Project. This Led To Him Flying O'Connor Out The Following Year To Los Angeles To Collaborate On His Album Flower Boy With Him Co-Writing And Contributing Vocals To The Songs "Boredom" And "Foreword". On 17 November 2016 O'Connor Released The Single "UNO" A Song Clash Magazine Described By Writing "The Buoyant Keyboard Riff Underpins A Hypnotic Half-Spoken Vocal One That Veers From Topic To Topic In A Hazy Burst Of Creative Mania." On 25 January 2017 He Released The Single “Best Friend” Premiering On Apple Music's Beats 1 Station Followed Later In The Year By The Release Of His Second Album Apricot Princess. His Work Was Compared By Aimee Cliff Of The Fader In 2017 To "other Artsy Post-Genre Teen Artists Such As Kevin Abstract Or Steve Lacy". O'Connor's First Release Following The Success Of Apricot Princess And Flower Boy Was On 11 October 2017 With The Single "Loving Is Easy" Created In Collaboration With The Dutch Artist Benny Sings. On 16 April 2018 He Performed The Song In His Television Debut On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. On 31 May 2018 He Released A Cover Of "You've Got A Friend In Me" In Collaboration With Randy Newman The Creator Of The Song. He Was Also Featured In Spotify's Rise Program. On 9 October 2018 O'Connor Was Scheduled To Appear On The French Television Program Quotidien But Refused To Perform Because It Featured A Sketch By Comedian Alison Wheeler Parodying The Ku Klux Klan Which He Called "tasteless". On 14 February 2019 O'Connor Released The Single "New House". Later That Year On 12 September He Released "10/10" The Lead Single From His Third Album Pony. Released On 25 October 2019 Pony Was His First Major-Label Album Released Through RCA Records. On 30 September 2020 O'Connor Released An EP With Recordings From His Performance At Radio City Music Hall In New York City During His Pony Tour Titled Live At Radio City Music Hall Alongside A Documentary Released On YouTube. This Documentary Showed The Events Leading Up To This Performance As Well As The Early Conclusion Of The Pony Tour Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic. In October 2020 O'Connor Confirmed That He Was In The Process Of Recording A Fourth Studio Album Titled Who Cares? In January 2021 He Liked A Tweet Seemingly Confirming That It Would Be Released At Some Point Later That Year. However This Did Not Materialize. On 13 January 2022 He Began Officially Teasing The Album Sending Out Postcards Containing A Phone Number That When Called A Snippet Of The Song Would Play. The Album Was Released On 11 March 2022 And Was His First To Top The UK Albums Chart Entering Ahead Of Impera By Ghost. Growing Up O'Connor Listened To Queen ABBA Stevie Wonder And American Alternative Artists Like Weezer And Green Day. He Cites These Artists And Others As Core Inspirations For His Own Music.

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