WHO CARES? is the eagerly anticipated new album from Rex Orange County, his first release since 2020's Live At Radio City Music Hall EP and first studio album since 2019’s critically acclaimed PONY.
WHO CARES? was made in close partnership with musician Benny Sings, over the course of a few sessions in Sings’ Amsterdam studio. What started as sessions without expectations turned into an incredibly productive 48-hour window of recording with Benny, prompting a follow-up trip to Amsterdam. The subsequent 10 days of work together produced his fourth album, made in close partnership with Benny, a playful record by an artist in a playful mood.
WHO CARES? is Rex’s first studio album since 2019’s critically acclaimed PONY and his first release since 2020's Live At Radio City Music Hall EP, taken from his two sold-out shows at the venue in 2020 just before his international Pony tour was cut short in Berlin due to Covid-19. As it turns out, however, that tour being cut short is part of the genesis of the new album. After spending the bulk of 2020 quarantined back home in the UK, Rex made the trek to Amsterdam that fall to record with Benny Sings, with whom he crafted the 2017 platinum selling breakout single “Loving Is Easy.”
Laid back with jazzy keys and drums that flow freely behind Rex's stand out vocals, "Open A Window" finds Rex reunited with one of his earliest champions in Tyler, The Creator, who contributes a verse, marking the first time the two have collaborated since Tyler's 2017 album Flower Boy.
WHO CARES? arrives on the heels of a recently announced North American tour that will see Rex play iconic venues across the continent like Forest Hills Stadium in New York, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado and The Hollywood Bowl and Greek Theatre in California before hitting the UK and Ireland in July and August.
The vinyl version includes a 24 x 36 poster, just like my KISS records used to.