There are few better ambassadors for pop music than Alex O’Connor. He comes from a small village in the British countryside, where he learned to sing in a school choir. His parents brought him up on a musical diet of ABBA, Queen, Weezer and Stevie Wonder. At the age of sixteen Alex studied at the BRIT School, the alma mater of Adele and Amy Winehouse. In 2016 he posted an album on SoundCloud as Rex Orange County. This got him onto the radar of Tyler, the Creator. The American rapper flew the young Brit over to Los Angeles to work on his album ‘Flower Boy’ (2017). O’Connor has also toured with Frank Ocean. During this period, he also brought joy to the world with the lovely ‘Loving Is Easy’ and recorded ‘You’ve Got A Friend In Me’ (see ‘Toy Story’) with its creator, Randy Newman. Alex is 21 years old.