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5 Artists To Listen To If You Like Rex Orange County

Check these out if you're a big fan of Rex Orange County's music and are up for discovering other artists.
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One of the artists to watch for this year is Rex Orange County, aka Alex O’Connor, who’s coming to Manila for an already-sold out concert on May 16, 2020 as part of his Pony Tour. The 21-year-old London-based artist is responsible for chill but feel-sy tunes like “Loving Is Easy” and “Best Friend.”

If you’re a big fan of Rex Orange County’s music and are up for discovering other artists, here are other note-worthy musicians to add to your playlists:

Cuco

Just like Rex Orange County, Cuco is another 21-year-old singer-songwriter who also produces his own ~dreamy~ music. He gained much attention for his track “Lo Que Siento.”

Alexander 23

His chill beats and guitar strums are perfect for when you just want to hang out in your bedroom and bop to good music. His song “Another Summer Night Without You” might sound familiar to TV show junkies—it’s one of the soundtracks of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why Season 3.

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Clairo

Clairo is another 21-year-old artist best known for her bedroom pop hits like “Pretty Girl,” which she literally recorded in her own home.

Tom Misch

Similar to Rex Orange County’s songs, fellow English artist Tom Misch is a master of soulful but laid-back tracks. Try adding Misch's "Movie" and Rex Orange County's "Always" in a playlist together if you haven't yet.

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Paolo Sandejas

If you’re looking for something with a local flavor, rising singer-songwriter Paolo Sandejas’ serenades might be more of your taste. Put on "After Hours" on a slow-paced evening for the ultimate ~chill~ mood.

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As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”

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I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend

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