Summer chills and psychedelica: Rejjie Snow’s new video ‘Charlie Brown’
Who said it doesn’t snow in the summer? ‘Charlie Brown’, the new video from Dublin-born and Brooklyn-based rapper Rejjie Snow (Alexander Anyaegbunam), sees the Irishman team up with alt-electropop icon Anna of the North to freshen up Republic of Loose’s Irish funk rock anthem ‘Steady Song’.
Following the success of Snow’s debut EP ‘Rejovich’ (2013) and mixtape ‘The Moon And You’ (2017), ‘Charlie Brown’ merges hot high hats and funky guitar licks as Snow ‘trips’ his way through a family dinner: meeting talking body parts, neon pink milkshakes, and an overly-friendly mother-in-law. The cover features Snow’s distinct rap flow, offering an alternate sound to the jazz-infused beats of his break-through track ‘1992’, and showcases the dreamy vocal of singer-songwriter Anna Lotterud—a Norwegian artist best known in hip hop circles for her celestial harmonies on Tyler the Creator’s 2017 jam ‘Boredom’.
Rejjie Snow - Charlie Brown (Official Video)
The imagery is clever, with ‘Charlie Brown’ both a children’s cartoon character and slang for cocaine and heroin. Juxtaposing R&B-pop synths and singing kids in the track’s final chorus against the culmination of Snow’s ‘bad trip’, ‘Charlie Brown’s’ twist of chilled pop, hip hop, and nostalgic rock will make you ponder, and may leave you a little freaked out. Take a look…
Charlie Brown, from Rejjie Snow’s 2018 debut album ‘Dear Annie’ (2018), is available now. Catch up with Rejjie on his 2018 European Tour continuing in Brisbane (Australia) this Saturday; ending this August at Pukkelpop festival 2018 (Belgium)