Last week, after hinting at a new song on social media, Rex Orange County released a new single and music video, “10/10.” Although he is dropping all the hints characteristic of an album rollout circuit, what has surfaced in his music, and in the “10/10” video in particular, is a longing to settle down.
Tame Impala finishes tamely impaling my ears with good music and I am ready to leave as my legs are on their last legs. In the dim light of the festival grounds a stranger singles me out. “Yo, I saw you in the mosh pit at The Story So Far,” he says. “You killed it.” I nod and smile.