20 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

Irish rapper Rejjie Snow’s talent was evident from the age of 12 when Pharrell Williams pulled him from the crowd at a Dublin gig to perform onstage. Released more than a decade later, his debut album pulses with a spirit of adventure that Williams would surely admire. Partly inspired by lost love, Dear Annie journeys from birdsong-mottled psychedelia (“Rainbows”) to languidly funky breakup songs (“Egyptian Luvr”) and self-destructive nihilism (“Room 27”), until optimism reemerges in “Greatness,” a confessional tribute to his mother. Throughout, Snow tells his story with a warm, understated delivery full of soul-baring details.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Irish rapper Rejjie Snow’s talent was evident from the age of 12 when Pharrell Williams pulled him from the crowd at a Dublin gig to perform onstage. Released more than a decade later, his debut album pulses with a spirit of adventure that Williams would surely admire. Partly inspired by lost love, Dear Annie journeys from birdsong-mottled psychedelia (“Rainbows”) to languidly funky breakup songs (“Egyptian Luvr”) and self-destructive nihilism (“Room 27”), until optimism reemerges in “Greatness,” a confessional tribute to his mother. Throughout, Snow tells his story with a warm, understated delivery full of soul-baring details.

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