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Rex Orange County


Alex O'Connor (born May 4, 1998), better known by his stage name Rex Orange County, is an English singer-songwriter. O'Connor grew up in Haslemere, a suburb in the southern county of Surrey. At 16, when his peers transferred to the local high school, O’Connor was accepted to London’s renowned music college The BRIT School, where he began writing music.
About his stage name he said:
My last name is O’Connor and therefore my initials are OC and I had a teacher that would called me ‘The OC’… for some reason at the time, having a kind of random association with ‘The OC’ was kinda funny to me! Rex is just a name I liked….
Hyped by Tyler, The Creator and scouted by BADBADNOTGOOD for a collaboration, Rex’s songs are “sarcastic, wit-fledged and full of charming rough edges.” His genre is a fluctuating hybrid maundering between contemporary jazz, r&b and electronic. His wide influences include Thundercat, King Krule, KAYTRANADA and Toro y Moi.


Loving Is Easy

"What a time to be alive for this young man"

CF | 1737 DAYS AGO

It Gets Better

"He’s consistently deliver a catchy and super-simple melodies"