His most recent release came on Monday (Jan. 17) with the two-pack Cold December. Along with these two tracks, he dropped a music video for the title track “Cold December” that hits home in every regard.
To open the visual, Rod Wave is seen chopping wood for his fireplace at a lodge in an unknown snowy, mountainous area. As he tries to cozy up, he cannot help but be forlorn about a failed previous relationship, as the guitar loop on the melancholic instrumental ushers in his downtrodden flow.
“Cold December” plays to Rod’s strengths beautifully, as his melancholic state of mind, depicted by the dark, icy tundra he’s trapped within the music video, forces him to recall better days with his love interest when they were in sunny areas like the beach.
Sometimes I think about my high school sweetheart (Oh-oh-oh)
But times change, people change and grow apart
I fell so hard and fast for Dee, I wanna start a family (Family)
She show resentment, she got pregnant, and she felt abandoned (Oh-oh-oh)
That shit with what’s-her-namе was faster than I had planned it (Oh-oh-oh)
She movеd away from San Diego, livin’ in Miami (Miami)
We caught a flight to Puerto Rico, she was sweet as candy (Candy)“Cold December” — Rod Wave
After releasing “Cold December” and “By Your Side,” Rod Wave took to Instagram live to discuss how he doesn’t feel like himself as a celebrity, and his career as “Rod Wave” will not last much longer. Similarly to how he sang “Who can you love, who can you trust now that you’re mainstream?” on “Cold December,” Rod expresses his displeasure with his status in the clip below.
Hopefully Rod Wave can find the joy he is seeking in life, and pursue whatever will make him happiest.
Check out Rod Wave’s new “Cold December” music video, as well as the new two-pack of songs he just released, below!