Rex Orange County’s newest album Pony sums up life in 10 songs

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After hearing a few of Rex Orange County’s hits in the past and then deciding to listen to his newest album, Pony left me overly pleased. 

Each song seemed to be crafted from a mold of personal experiences and life lessons. This album took me through every emotion. It ranges from the feeling of falling in love to complete defeat.

Each song tells a different story, leaving me wanting to listen to the next to see what else he has to say. It seems as if the songs fit together to tell one big story about life and the ups and downs that tag along with it. 

The first song “10/10” definitely sets the mood for the rest of the thirty-four minute ride the album took me on. It talks about having the goal of being a ten in the upcoming seasons and figuring out how to reach that goal by reflecting on the past. Bouncing back from a rough patch of life and then coming up with a plan to successfully recover and come back stronger is what this song is all about.

Each song tells a different story leaving me wanting to listen to the next to see what else he has to say. It seems as if the songs fit together to tell one big story about life and the ups and downs that tag along with it. ”

Each song seems to be filled with so much soul and meaning. From a slow sweet song like “Pluto Projector” to a song written like a love letter such as “Every way,” every song on this album beautifully complemented the one before and after it.

As the album progresses, each song talks more about things getting better. Just like life, the album starts off with songs about being defeated and getting hurt. It then goes on to songs about love, and to finish it all off, songs about life eventually getting better. 

To complete this excellent album is the six-minute-long song “It’s Not The Same Anymore.” It perfectly concludes this soulful album. It describes what it’s like to move on in life and how nothing is the same while missing the past. He sings over and over again about how he wishes things were different. As the song starts to end, he sings the words “It’s not the same anymore; it’s better. It got better,” describing what it’s like to persevere through life and come out better than you were before. 

This album left me pleased with the message and story behind each song. It perfectly sums up the ups and downs of life, and it was flawlessly put together to tell a phenomenal story.

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