Rod Wave is consistently building his reputation as an artist to watch from Florida because of his distinct strain of melodic southern rap. On each track, he bares his soul with transparent lyrics about his life experiences. Because of this deep level of relatability, he’s created an unwavering connection with his fans. Craving to know more about the details of his life, his supporters love his docu-style music videos that show how much he’s growing and how large his fanbase truly is. Today he dropped the latest video for “Fly” and launched his merch site.
On his new track, “Fly,” Rod showcases his versatile and silky smooth singing voice, which switches from angelic falsetto to ferocious growls to reflect the emotional trauma and turbulence of his lyrics. Skating atop Drum Dummie’s piano-led production, Rod stresses the importance of keeping a positive attitude through trials and tribulations: “Through all of the issues and all of the pain/I’ll find happiness again.” In the video, Rod shows scenes from his recent headlining tour, performing for fans who excitedly shout his lyrics back at him. “Fly” is the St. Petersburg, FL rapper’s first new song since PTSD, his recent mixtape.