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Quick Hit with Sarah Saltos

“One in a Million” by Rex Orange County
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Alternative Indie song “One in a million” by Rex Orange County expresses the intricate emotions that lie within modern romances. Rex Orange County is known for his unique sense of style. He combines jazz, bedroom pop, and alternative hip-hop to create high-quality tracks that anyone can enjoy.

Falling in love with someone new can be an emotional rollercoaster, and that love can feel dangerous or intense. The song “One in a Million” by Rex Orange County expresses how difficult and complicated these feelings are. 

Rex Orange County expresses his feelings of anxiety, confusion, and hopefulness as he faces a newfound and fierce love. He uses the phrase “one in a million” to highlight how special his significant other is to him and how unique this love is.

“One in a Million” is the fifth song on Indie singer Rex Orange County’s fourth album, “WHO CARES.” The album was released on March 11, 2022, and features Tyler, the Creator on its second track “OPEN A WINDOW.”

The album was released after a two-year break period in the artist’s career that began when his relationship ended. The album tells an accurate story of modern love, detailing the frustration and darker side of romance while demonstrating how these emotions blend with positivity and satisfaction.

The artist struggles internally in the song. The lyrics “You don’t ever do no wrong to me / I wish that I could just say the same” express his lacking feelings of self-worth.

In the pre-chorus, the lines “Whatever it takes to believe, that I’m enough and hope you agree / I’m dazed and confused,” further demonstrate how conflicted the artist is with his relationship and with himself. Saying “It’s crazy what you mean to me / My heart keeps driving me crazy” emphasizes his passion and feeling of intensity that he faces not just in the song, but throughout the album as well. These lyrics demonstrate the whirlwind of emotions that one goes through when in love.

The song displays the excitement of love and how loving someone can cause a sense of desperation or inflict self-doubt and fear. The chorus shows how passion and determination blend together with these negative feelings in a relationship, symbolizing just how complicated modern love can be.

Other popular songs by Rex Orange County include “Sunflower” and “Pluto Projector.” Released in 2019, his album “Pony” allowed him to gain more traction as his audience began to grow.

“One in a Million” is available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music.

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Sarah Saltos, Staff Writer
Junior 1st Year with the Prowler   I love to read books and watch movies. My favorite movies are “Pride and Prejudice,” “Dead Poets Society,” and “Howl’s Moving Castle.” I watch shows like “Good Omens,” “Community,” and “Loki.” My favorite season is autumn and my favorite holiday is Halloween. My favorite superheroes are Batman, Spiderman, and Deadpool.

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