British teen prodigy Rex Orange County has just dropped a collaboration with great American songwriter Randy Newman. A cover of Randy's iconic "You've Got A Friend In Me" is now available to stream exclusively via Spotify as part of their RISE series. In addition to the new song, Rex is also announcing two new headlining shows in New York at Brooklyn Steel on July 31 and in Chicago at Subterranean on August 4.
Having entered 2018 as the runner-up in BBC's Sound of 2018 poll, Rex Orange County has spent the first half of the year writing, recording and performing across the US, UK and Europe. Across the summer, Rex will perform at a number of major festivals including Primavera Sound, Melt and Lollapalooza.
Rex Orange County is the 19-year-old multi-talent leading a wave of independent young artists from the UK. Released in the spring of last year, Rex's lauded album Apricot Princess is, according to Noisey, "one of the most colourful, emotionally rich albums that the year has blessed us with."
Hear "You've Got a Friend in Me" with Randy Newman below and see below for full tour routing.
7/26 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
7/28 - Detroit, MI @ Mo Pop Festival
7/29 - New York, NY @ Panorama Festival
7/30 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
7/31 - New York, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
8/2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
8/3 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
8/4 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
8/7 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
8/8 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
8/9 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
8/12 - Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
8/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre