Teasing the new song a day prior to its release via Twitter, Rod Wave drops “Cold December” alongside an accompanying music video. Produced by TnTXD, the
“Cold December” is Rod’s first single of the year, as well as his first music video since November’s “By Your Side,” which now has just over 28 million YouTube views. Prior to that, he called on Lil Durk for their collaborative visual on “Already Won,” a standout cut that appears on the Florida rapper’s deluxe album SoulFly.
The song samples Hank Williams Jr.’s 1995 “Od’d In Denver,” which is heard in the intro of the record. Samples are nothing new to the rap phenomenon, using them several times in the past. Notably, Rod Wave’s hit single “Letter from Houston” samples Vistoso Bosses’ 2009 song “Delirious.”
“We can fall in love right here tonight, run away and be together for life / No more cold Decembers, lonely cold Decembers,” he sings during the chorus. Throughout the song, Rod Wave reminisces on the tour life, falling in love with women in the past, and yearning someone next to him. Watch the video below.
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