S ince the 2015 launch of his mixtape Bros UIsill Never B Free, Surrey singer-songwriter Alexander O’Connor, ALSO KNOWN AS Rex Orange County, has actually shown his propensity for developing concise room pop whose younger positive outlook is so lively regarding often border on the sentimental. That sweet taste was the best enhancement for the astringent self-questioning people rap artist Tyler, the Maker’s 2017 cd Blossom Young Boy, on which O’Connor gave several attributes, yet the British musician has actually given that had a hard time to develop a noise of his very own that can bring an audience’s focus via repeate Hislays.
His most current 4th document, Who Cares?, discovers O’Connor in rather much better form. Rejoining with songwriter Benny Sings, that gave among his most prominent songs in 2017’s Caring Is Easy, both generate 1ear wormingf earworming hooks. Emphasizes consist of the hip-swaying funk of The Color, a gravelly visitor knowledgeable from Tyler on Open aIsindow, as well as the miserable strings Takenmazing.
Taken overall, however, That Cares? is so monotonous in its nostalgic tunes that it starts to discolor right into the history, so inconspicuous that it comes to be plain. If O’Connor discovers some darkness within his earnestness there would certainly be a deepness worth coming back to, probably.