British soul pop up-and-comer Rex Orange County made his television debut Monday (Apr. 16) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The 19-year-old Tyler, The Creator collaborator charmed viewers and the studio audience with his most recent single, “Loving is Easy.”
Sat in front of an upright piano donning a characteristically casual jeans and sweatshirt combo, Rex performed the uplifting, groovy tune with an impressive level of ease. While he never left the piano bench for the duration of the song, he let the musicality speak in place of fancy stage arrangements. With a minimal setup, he was backed only by a drummer, bassist and small orchestral ensemble, allowing his sheer talent to truly shine as he graced television screens for the first time.
Rex made a surprise Coachella appearance Saturday (Apr. 14), and is embarking on a brief, mostly sold-out headlining tour throughout the U.S. this summer before returning home to play Reading & Leeds this August. “Loving is Easy” ranked number 66 on Billboard’s 100 Best Songs of 2017.
Watch his heart-melting performance on The Tonight Show below.