50 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Sometimes it takes me a long time to write down words for a song, but I remember the lyrics for ‘10/10’ were done in one sitting,” says British singer-songwriter Alex O’Connor, better known in indie circles as Rex Orange County, about writing his wistful new song, which heads up ALT CTRL this week. “The chords had already been figured out and the production came together quickly. I knew it was so different stylistically from anything I’d done before, but it still felt very much in line with what I love musically.” This playlist (formerly known as The A-List: Alternative) is Apple Music’s home for left-of-center rock songs and is updated all the time. So check back often, and if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Sometimes it takes me a long time to write down words for a song, but I remember the lyrics for ‘10/10’ were done in one sitting,” says British singer-songwriter Alex O’Connor, better known in indie circles as Rex Orange County, about writing his wistful new song, which heads up ALT CTRL this week. “The chords had already been figured out and the production came together quickly. I knew it was so different stylistically from anything I’d done before, but it still felt very much in line with what I love musically.” This playlist (formerly known as The A-List: Alternative) is Apple Music’s home for left-of-center rock songs and is updated all the time. So check back often, and if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

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