Rex Orange County is prepping to release his third studio album ‘Pony’ on October 25, 2019, and he is gaining some momentum within the industry at the moment. His latest single “Pluto Projector” has been a topic of hot discussion in the past week. However, we bring you a video that showcases the unique talents of this lone artist from the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
The BBC studio hosts a different artist every week to perform on their live lounge. The artists are usually invited to perform a few tracks of their own and a cover of their choice. Artists such as Stormzy, Taylor Swift, Charli XCX, Billie Eilish, Jorja Smith, Clean Bandit and Alessia Cara have performed on the show in 2019 alone.
Alexander O’Connor better known by his stage name Rex Orange County appeared on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge a few weeks back to perform live. There he performed his first single titled “10/10” from his upcoming album ‘Pony.’ He also went on to cover the hit single “I Don’t Care” by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber.
Rex Orange County held to his guitar and headphones and delivered a stripped-down version of the track in the most Rex Orange County way possible. Watch the live performance below.
It is noteworthy that Rex did not attempt to reproduce “I Don’t Care” in the original style by Ed Sheeran. Rex stuck to his own ways and strengths and the cover turned out beautiful and unique. We needed to hear an acoustic version of the original and now we have it.
Let us hear what you think about this cover by Rex Orange County at the BBC Live Lounge in the comments below.