- 28 Apr 21
Watch the Dublin rapper's video for 'Relax' below.
Three years after the release of his acclaimed debut album, Dear Annie, Rejjie Snow has announced his highly anticipated follow-up, Baw Baw Black Sheep – out July 9 via BMG. Coinciding with the news, he has also shared a new music video for 'Relax'.
Baw Baw Black Sheep is described as "a cinematic soundtrack full of colour and joy", with Rejjie working alongside Cam O’bi (as executive producer) and frequent collaborator Dee Lilly.
“I approached [the album] light heartedly from the point of view of making a short film through music,” Rejjie explains. “I always loved Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. I watch it all the time. I thought of Baw Baw Black Sheep like a soundtrack to it. I put the movie on with my album, and they synced up perfectly. I tried to tap into all of these feelings. The music is really colourful, and the lyrics are often happy, because that was my state of mind."
"I felt very at ease,” he continues. “There was nothing heavy on my mind. Everything made sense. I’ve never been that quick with music in the past. It just flowed out of me. I had done a lot of shrooms two months before, so I was prepared for the journey of making Baw Baw Black Sheep. I went out there by myself with no distractions. It was a special time for me. When I made Dear Annie, I was coming out of a relationship, and I didn’t know whether or not I wanted to write about it. It was on my mind, because I’m like any other bloke. This time, I went in with nothing. I was in a good space.”
Take a look a the video for 'Relax', shot by collaborator Matter Research in Egypt, below:
Baw Baw Black Sheep Tracklist:
- Cookie Chips (ft. MF DOOM & Cam O’bi)
- Cookie Chips Interlude
- Mirrors (ft. Snoh Aalegra & Cam O’bi)
- Relax (ft. Cam O’bi & grouptherapy.)
- Relax Interlude
- Skip To My Lou
- On and On
- Disco Pantz (ft. Tinashe & grouptherapy.)
- Star in the Making
- Shooting Star
- Outro (I Just Wanna Be Me)