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Rex Orange County is back with new music and an exciting announcement for fans. This year brings the release of Rex Orange County’s Who Cares, which features “Keep It Up” and even a song featuring Tyler the Creator. Here’s what we know about this upcoming full-length album. 

Rex Orange County released his single ‘Keep It Up’ ahead of ‘Who Cares’

'Loving Is Easy' artist Rex Orange County performs at KOKO
‘Loving Is Easy’ artist Rex Orange County performs at KOKO | Burak Cingi/Redferns via Getty Images

Some know him for songs like “Loving Is Easy,” “It’s Not the Same Anymore,” and “Pluto Projector.” In 2019, Rex Orange County debuted his album Pony. After taking a step back from the music industry, the singer is back with exciting news for fans. 

This artist is known for his cryptic messages, even apologizing on Twitter for his notable absence. Rex Orange County even mailed fans mysterious postcards sporting a cartoon creature in the shape of a thumbs up. 

The song’s title, “Keep It Up,” and a phone number were written on these cards. When fans dialed the number, a voicemail message said, “I know it isn’t easy, and you may have had enough. But I promise that it’s worth it if you try and keep it up.”

“Keep it up and go on,” Rex sings with the chorus. “You’re only holding out for what you want / You no longer owe the strangers / It’s enough, it’s enough.”

Since its debut, “Keep It Up” earned thousands of Spotify streams. Fans also shared their excitement for Rex Orange County’s upcoming album, Who Cares.

Rex Orange County’s album, ‘Who Cares,’ premieres in March 2022

With “Keep It Up” came an announcement about a new album from Rex Orange County. The full-length album, Who Cares, is set to debut on March 11, 2022, with the artist going on tour in the same year.

Fans learned more about the tracklist for Who Cares, which officially includes 11 songs. The soon-to-be-released track “Open A Window” features award-winning musician Tyler, The Creator. Of course, the song “Keep It Up” will be included as well.


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Rex Orange County offered a look into the ‘Who Cares’ creative process

Fans still have to wait several weeks until they can hear this new Rex Orange County album in its entirety. However, this artist released a first look into Who Cares thanks to his YouTube channel. On Jan. 31, the artist released the first part of his Who Cares series. 

In it, there was a clip of him recording one original song. Since being posted, the short video has earned thousands of views. This wouldn’t be the first time Rex Orange County gave a “behind the scenes” look at his music, as this artist debuted the Funny How Things Go From One Thing To Another documentary in 2020.

Who Cares debuts on March 11, 2022. Until then, music by Rex Orange County is already available for streaming on most major music platforms.