Bedroom pop to a “t” is how I’d describe this 2019 release from Rex Orange County. Hella autotune, reflection on being a youth and heavily distorted chord progressions that I can just see being put together while playing on your midi-controller on your lap. Despite this patronizing description, I love this album! Catchy hooks, enough horns in the background to keep your hips swinging and Rex (known to his parents as Alex O’Connor) harmonizes quite well with himself over a loop pedal.
Rex appeared on Tyler The Creator’s critically acclaimed *Flower Boy* which reminds me... we should probably feature that album.
Release date: October 25th, 2019
Similar artist(s): Still Woozy, Gus Dapperton, Daniel Caeser
Top tracks: 10/10, Always, Face to Face