SYNTH (St. Patrick's Day Edition): Rejjie Snow, 'Keep Your Head Up'

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

With silky smooth Rhodes keys and chipmunked vocal samples, "Keep Your Head Up" is a soulful narrative that comforts and uplifts while keeping your head bopping (if not up). This tip of the hat to '90s R&B and West Coast rap is Rejjie Snow's first release of the year and comes in advance of the highly anticipated Dear Annie, which is due to be released later this year.