SYNTH: Mick Jenkins, 'On the Map (featuring BADBADNOTGOOD)'

Each week, staff from CBC Music, Radio 2, 3 and CBC regions across the country collect songs they just can't get out of their heads [Songs You Need to Hear—SYNTH], and make a case for why you should listen, too. Press play below and discover new songs for your listening list.
Here's mine (via

I'm daydreaming about a road trip. No particular destination in mind — just me, the road, duffel bag in the back seat, windows down, and this song on repeat. I'm not cool enough to pull off this cliché but I can enjoy the soundtrack all the same. Originally a charmingly kitschy song by TheSenseiBlue, it's flourished into a buttery smooth and soulfully funky arrangement at the hands of Mick Jenkins and Toronto's own BADBADNOTGOOD. Dig it.