Famous American singer and rapper Rodarius Marcell professionally known as ROD WAVE dropped his new emotive single, “Tombstone” and shared the video for this latest single on Wednesday.
The track is from the second single from his upcoming album SoulFly which dropped on March 26, 2021. The video was dropped on Mar 24, 2021. The song is directed by Reel Goats which is a three-man directing crew that Baby relies on to bring his vision to the small screen. The group ideate and create wild storylines and they often mimic the style from the early ‘90s sitcoms.
The visuals of the video go about with a young boy watching TV in his living room. After that, the video moves on to explore themes of police brutality and domestic violence and Wave recalls his struggles while performing in a snowy forest. Further, as the video progresses the parallel between the young child and singer becomes more clear with stirring results.
The video has powerful visuals which pack themes like family dynamics, alongside the artist has also reflected on life and deaths. The Album SoulFly is a highly anticipated album that boosts the singer’s tenacity for poignant and evocative storytelling. The song “Tombstone” follows Wave’s recent song “Street Runner”, which has already accumulated 15.5 million streams. Wave also launched a video game to support the track along with the video. The singer explained that the song is his personal song about his sacrifices made to pursue his career and now that he has everything he won’t forget his family and all his close ones for whom he is doing all this. He also added that the video game brings his story to life beyond the music.
Rod Wave first came to attention with his 2019 single “Heart On Ice” which got at no.25th on the Billboard Hot 100 alongside going viral on both YouTube and TikTok.The singer is well known for his rich vocals and incorporation of hip-hop and R&B elements.
Wave’s journey to rap remains one of his most celebrated music stories. After his Gold-certified Ghetto Gospel, the singer earned his second-time position on the Billboard 200 top10 with debuting at NO.2 for Pray 4 Love.