Sad boy hour: English indie pop singer-songwriter Rex Orange County to perform in Jakarta in May

English indie pop singer-songwriter Rex Orange County will perform in Jakarta on May 9, 2020. Photo: Instagram/@rexorangecounty & Dan Burn Forti
English indie pop singer-songwriter Rex Orange County will perform in Jakarta on May 9, 2020. Photo: Instagram/@rexorangecounty & Dan Burn Forti

Gather your best friends, as English indie singer-songwriter Rex Orange County has just been confirmed to play in Jakarta on May 9, 2020 at Gelora Bung Karno’s Tennis Indoor Stadium in Senayan, Central Jakarta. This will be the first Indonesian concert for the 21-year-old singer, real name Alexander O’Connor.

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According to promoter Ismaya Live, tickets will be on sale soon via their official website.

The concert is part of Rex Orange County’s world tour Pony, promoting his latest studio album of the same name that was released in October. After Jakarta, he’s scheduled to perform in Singapore, Bangkok, and Manila.

Hailing from Surrey, Rex Orange County is known for his blend of bedroom pop, alternative hip hop, and neo soul with lyrics surrounding the theme of adolescent angst. He has released three studio albums so far: bcos u will never b free (2016), Apricot Princess (2017), and Pony.

Soon after the release of his second album, he drew the attention of American rapper Tyler, The Creator and was featured on the Flower Boy album, which he co-wrote and contributed vocals to. In 2018, Rex Orange County covered the Toy Story soundtrack, You’ve Got a Friend in Me, which he performed with the song’s creator Randy Newman.

Before you see Rex Orange County face to face, prepare yourself with a handful of his well-known hits below:

 

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