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Rex Orange County and Tyler, the Creator reunite on “Open a Window”

Rex’s fourth album, Who Cares?, drops Friday via Sony Music.

March 09, 2022
Rex Orange County and Tyler, the Creator reunite on “Open a Window” Photos by Alexandra Waespi and Christopher Polk/Getty Images.  

This Friday, March 11, Rex Orange County will drop his fourth studio album, Who Cares?, via Sony Music. The English crooner announced the forthcoming record in January with its lead single, "Keep It Up," and dropped its second offering, "Amazing," last month. He's now shared the record's third and final pre-release cut, "Open a Window" featuring Tyler, the Creator.

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The new song is a bright and sensuous reminder to take a breather and focus on self-care when life is too much to handle. It's a mantra Rex has taken to heart these past few years, he told Zane Lowe today on Apple Music 1 Radio.

"I was looking after myself, honestly, but it was worth it," he said, explaining the three-year gap between Who Cares? and his last album, Pony. "I wouldn't be able to come give you anything if I didn't take some time for myself. It's been a little minute, but I am so happy, I can't even tell you. I feel great. I feel healthy. I feel ready."

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Tyler's short but show-stealing verse is a full-circle achievement for Rex, who rose to prominence partly due to his contributions on Tyler's 2017 opus, Flower Boy. In his interview with Lowe, Rex discussed a phone call with Tyler that inspired him to ignore the haters and believe in his work: "He just told me like, 'The thing is man, there's nothing, there's no such thing as good or bad. It's just it's either for you or not. So I heard something the other day, it wasn't me but I knew.. a 12-year-old kid in Atlanta [would] hear that and.. feel the same way I felt when I heard Songs in the Key of Life for the first time."

Listen to "Open Window" and view Rex Orange County's upcoming international tour dates below.

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Rex Orange County 2022 tour

5/4 - Miami, FL - FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park
5/5 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
5/7 - Atlanta, GA - Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
5/8 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
5/10 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
5/11 - Boston, MA - Leader Bank Pavilion
5/13 - Philadelphia, PA - Skyline Stage at The Mann Center
5/14 - Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium
5/16 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater
5/18 - New Orleans, LA - Mardi Gras World Ballroom
5/19 - Houston, TX - The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall
5/20 - Austin, TX - Germania Insurance Amphitheater
5/22 - Dallas, TX - Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
5/23 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion
5/25 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
5/27 - Las Vegas, NV - The Theater at Virgin Hotels
5/28 - Phoenix, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
5/29 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
6/1 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
6/4 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
6/5 - Berkeley, CA - The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley
6/7 - Portland, OR - Edgefield
6/8 - Vancouver, BC - PNE Amphitheatre
6/9 - Seattle, WA - King County's Marymoor Park
6/11 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Great Saltair
6/13 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
6/16 - Minneapolis, MN - Armory
6/17 - Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Pavilion
6/18 - St. Louis, MO - Saint Louis Music Park
6/20 - Columbus, OH - KEMBA Live!
6/21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
6/22 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
6/24 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
6/25 - Detroit, MI - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
6/26 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage

7/7 - Manchester, UK - Castlefield Bowl
7/15 - Dublin, IE - Iveagh Gardens
8/2 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3 Galvanizers Yard
8/13 - London, UK - Gunnersbury Park

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9/2 - Auckland, NZ - Spark Arena
9/3 - Wellington, NZ - Michael Fowler Centre
9/8 - Sydney, AUS - Hordern Pavillion
9/10 - Brisbane, AUS - Riverstage
9/12 - Adelaide, AUS - Entertainment Centre Theatre
9/14 - Melbourne, AUS - Margaret Court Arena
9/17 - Perth, AUS - Belvoir Amphitheatre

Rex Orange County and Tyler, the Creator reunite on “Open a Window”