Rejjie Snow Releases Dear Annie & Shares New Video
Rejjie Snow Releases Dear Annie & Shares New
Charlie Brown Video
Rejjie Snow returns with the hallucinatory video for his new single ‘Charlie Brown’, lifted from his acclaimed debut album DEAR ANNIE. ‘Charlie Brown’ is a cover of the cult Irish hit ‘The Steady Song’ by Republic Of Loose and features Norwegian singer Anna of the North. The visual, shot in Mexico and directed by Monica Gonzalez-Carter, stars Rejjie in a visit to his girlfriend’s parents’ house that goes awry, trapped in a bubblegum nightmare that he can't seem to escape.
“Getting the opportunity to shoot in Mexico was really cool,” Rejjie tells Complex, who today premiere the video. “I worked with Monica before and she told me to come out there so it was amazing to make it happen. This tune is one of my favourite Republic Of Loose records so it was amazing to be able to put my twist on it. The video is weird and i’ll let it speak for itself.”
WATCH: ‘Charlie Brown’ (feat. Anna of the North) HERE
Rejjie is a scene unto himself. Born in Dublin, he lives wherever his suitcase settles, wherever the songs send him, making albums in the middle of making other albums, and tangling words into beautifully complex knots that blur biography with fantasy over a shifting mass of rainy loops, technicolour keys, and trippy percussion.
And then there's his voice, deep and otherworldly, capable of riding a beat with metronomic precision, cooing to raw piano, or yawping Prince-like over a soul-rock-jazz groove. His influences are as disparate as George Michael and Charles Bukowski. He designs clothes and paints. He sees the moon as his first love. He almost had a career as a soccer star, but instead toured with Madonna, recorded with leftfield dance genius Kaytranada and, after signing to 300 Entertainment in 2016, became label-mate to fellow outsiders likeYoung Thug and Fetty Wap.
Written and recorded across Los Angeles, London and Paris, DEAR ANNIE is a genre-spanning opus of 20 tracks that features production from Kaytranada, Cam O'bi, Rahki, and Lewis Ofman, with guest appearances from Aminé, Jesse James Solomon andAnna of the North. DEAR ANNIE is a sweeping, cinematic overture and bold statement of intent from the wise-beyond-his-years 24-year old.
In his own idiosyncratic manner, Rejjie croons and rhymes equally while brandishing his heart proudly on his sleeve. DEAR ANNIE is an invitation to embark on a journey to the surreal depths of his soul. It’s as much a rite of passage for him as it is a rollercoaster ride of emotion, from the jet-setting escapism of ‘Egyptian Luvr’ and ‘Mon Amour’ to the visceral otherworldliness of ‘Spaceships’ (feat. Ebenezer) and ‘Rainbows’, to the haunting heartache of ‘Room 27’ and ‘The Ends’.
LISTEN TO DEAR ANNIE HERE
Praise for DEAR ANNIE:
“Magnificent debut album from your new favourite rapper” - 5*, NME
“His hooks are sharp, his voice as
dreamily charming as the music behind it”
- 4*, The Guardian
“Rejjie Snow gives hip hop a striking new identity” - 4*, Q
“A dazzling record” - 8/10, Crack
"The beginning of the Summer 2k18 dream… Dear Annie sounds like how outside feels” - Noisey
Rejjie is currently on a sold out tour of Australia and New Zealand. He returns to Europe for a string of festival dates this summer including a performance at Sequences Festival in Bristol and homecoming show at Dublin’s Longitude. See ww.rejjiesnow.com for tickets.