British R&B singer Rex Orange County has teamed up with Tyler, the Creator for a new song called ‘Open a Window’. It marks the first time the two artists have collaborated since Rex Orange County guested on Tyler, the Creator’s 2017 record Flower Boy. Listen to it below.
‘Open a Window’ is taken from Rex Orange County’s forthcoming album WHO CARES?, which is out this Friday, March 11, via Sony Music. In an interview with Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe, Rex discussed how speaking with Tyler affected his mindset around the new album:
I was kind of walking around being like, “But this album, it’s terrible.” He’s just like, “Bro, just chill. Stop worrying about what people are going to think.” He’s very carefree, but at the same time, he really, really does care about the long full album. This is the other thing we spoke about recently. He was like, we got to keep the LP alive. We’ve got to keep albums going.” That’s why it’s important that I, and he, and everybody just needs to keep making albums. Because it’s a lot of stuff that is working right now, is 10 seconds long, or like a hook, or it’s just the little part of the song. It doesn’t necessarily matter who it’s by, what the album was, this, that, and the other. The attention span’s going down and down, and we’re going to try to keep it alive with double albums.