Fifty years after the Beatles, if anyone has any qualms about the power of a three-minute pop song it’s because they haven’t listened to Rex Orange County. There is no doubt that the format is unbeatable as long as effort, talent and storytelling are present. And all that is something that Rex Orange County doesn’t lack. Alex O’Connor was born in 1998 in the small village of Grayshott, on the Hampshire/Surrey border in England. His taste for music developed as a member of the school choir, long before he started using the moniker Rex Orange County. He was soon listening to names like Weezer, Green Day, Stevie Wonder and Queen, who shaped his artistic expression. This can still be heard in his music today. As a teenager, O’Connor attended the BRIT School in London and from then on his passion for music took centre stage in his life. He learned to play drums, guitar, piano and also music production software skills, which would enable him to produce his first songs. In 2016 he released “Bcos U Will Never B Free” on SoundCloud. This first album put him on the British alternative pop map and earned him attention from Two Inch Punch and Tyler, the Creator. The following year he would feature in Flower Boy, the album released by Tyler, the Creator in 2017. Rex Orange County’s second album, Apricot Prince, reached the top ten of Billboard's Independent Albums chart, paving the way for Pony, his most recent work, released in 2019. The young musician continues to impress as he shows influences from jazz music and 70s musicians. He will be in Portugal this summer to bring new catchy songs like “10/10” as well as older ones like “Uno”, “Best Friends” or “Sunflower”. These irresistible pop tracks are just another reason to show up at the Super Bock stage on July 16th during Super Bock Super Rock.