21-year-old English singer-songwriter Rex Orange County delivered his first full-fledged body of work since 2017 with last year’s Pony, filled with slow, sentimental grooves and plenty of programmed drum beats to meld the indie-pop offering together. He first broke out thanks to falling on the ears of Tyler, The Creator, who would then feature Rex heavily on his 2017 album Flower Boy. Now Rex has amassed a short, albeit carefully curated catalogue that’s earned him a cult fanbase the world over. Today he showcased some of his favorite records in an intimate NPR Tiny Desk Concert.
Rex was joined by bandmates Johnny Woodham: trumpet, Michael Underwood: flute, piano and saxophone, Jim Reed: drums, Joe Arksey: guitar and Darryl Dodoo: bass. The band kicked things off with his popular hit, “Loving Is Easy” followed by “Pluto Projector”, “Always”, and “Sunflower.” Watch the full performance above.
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