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- Genre: Rap
- Date: 15 Sep, 2023
- Content: explicit
- Track(s): 21
- ℗ 2023 Alamo Records, LLC/Sony Music Entertainment
Rod Wave returns with Nostalgia, his fifth studio album, a collection of 18 songs that display his range and fragility as an artist. Nostalgia is an excellent album that demonstrates Rod Wave’s evolution as a musician. The album includes a mix of emotions and styles that range from sentimental and gloom to cheerful and vibrant.
The album also includes appearances by 21 Savage, Wet, and Sadie Jean, who each contribute their own flavor and flair to the endeavor. Rod Wave fans will enjoy and respect Nostalgia because it reflects his path and attitude. Nostalgia is an album that lives up to its name, transporting listeners on a journey down memory lane with Rod.
Album Cover Art
Rod, in a black attire, has expensive water dripping down his neck, while he stares into space, blankly, like one rummaging through and lost deep, sad thoughts.
Tracks and Features
The opening track of the album, “Nostalgia,” is a sensitive and sentimental ballad with Wet that establishes the mood for the rest of the project. Rod sings on the memories from his youth and how they shaped the man he is now. Lastly, he expressed gratitude to his family and followers for their support during his career. This song is the ideal representation of Rod’s personality and musical taste.
Following that in the album, more joyful and spirited songs like “Long Journey,” “Call Your Friends,” “HG4”, and “Come See Me” enter. These tracks serve as a showcase for Rod’s rap prowess and his capacity for clever puns and catchy tunes. As he brags about his wealth, celebrity, and way of life, Rod also exhibits his charisma and self-assurance. He also discusses some of the difficulties and struggles he encounters in the field, including fake friends, detractors, and rivalry.
The song “Turks & Caicos” with 21 Savage, which album fans have been eagerly awaiting for a while, is one of its highlights. The song is a banger as both rappers show off their lyrical skills and flaunt their opulent lifestyles over a tough rhythm. As they trade bars and compliment each other’s flows, it is clear that Rod and 21 get along. The song is evidence of Rod’s adaptability and his capacity to collaborate with many musicians and genres.
The genuine and moving ballad “Boyz Don’t Cry” is another great piece; it reveals Rod’s vulnerability and honesty. Rod sings about his trauma and pain as well as how he has learnt to control his emotions in order to deal with them. He also discusses some of the negative emotions and thoughts he has had, such as suicide thoughts, depression, and anxiety. The song has a strong message that many listeners can relate to because they have experienced similar things.
The album’s final track, “2018,” is performed by TikTok sensation Sadie Jean, whose rendition of Rod’s song “Heart On Ice” went viral. Over a gentle and melodious beat, Rod and Sadie sing a charming and adoring duet about how much they love and admire one another. Since it reveals Rod’s softer and happier side, the song offers a good contrast to the rest of the CD. It also pays homage to Rod’s supporters, who have stood by him ever since his humble beginnings.
|1||Nostalgia||Rod Wave & Wet||2:43|
|2||Long Journey||Rod Wave||3:05|
|3||Call Your Friends||Rod Wave||2:33|
|5||Come See Me||Rod Wave||3:10|
|7||Love For A Thug||Rod Wave||3:04|
|9||Fight The Feeling||Rod Wave||2:40|
|10||Turks & Caicos (feat. 21 Savage)||Rod Wave||3:23|
|11||Boyz Don’t Cry||Rod Wave||2:46|
|12||Pass You By||Rod Wave||3:12|
|13||Great Gatsby||Rod Wave||2:26|
|14||Keep It G||Rod Wave||4:00|
|15||Love Story/Interlude||Rod Wave||5:16|
|16||Rap Beef||Rod Wave||3:28|
|17||Back Lit||Rod Wave||2:58|
|18||2018||Rod Wave & Sadie Jean||3:14|
|19||Call Your Friends||Rod Wave||2:34|
|20||Come See Me||Rod Wave||3:09|
|21||Fight The Feeling||Rod Wave||3:28|
Rod’s journey from his modest beginnings in St. Petersburg, Florida, to his current status as one of the most well-known and prominent rappers in the business is reflected in the album. Soulful R&B tunes, hard-hitting rap lines, and moving tales that deal with themes of love, sorrow, betrayal, achievement, and appreciation are all combined in Nostalgia.
ADE, Aldaz, Amineskkrt, atononmymind, Ayo Bleu, AYOKXNZO, BeatsByJuko, BeatsByTrain, BSQUARED, camm, Desirez beats, DKeyz, Dubba K Beats, DVOSK, EELmatic, EgonBeUp, Fasbeats, FlexOnDaTrack, FRAXILLE and a host of other producers were involved in the album’s sound engineering.
Rod Wave - Nostalgia (Official Audio)
Rod Wave - Long Journey (Official Audio)
Rod Wave - Call Your Friends (Official Video)
Rod Wave - HG4 (Official Audio)
Rod Wave - Come See Me (Official Video)
Rod Wave - Crazy (Official Audio)
Rod Wave - Love For A Thug (Official Audio)
Rod Wave - Checkmate (Official Video)
Rod Wave - Fight The Feeling (Official Video)
Rod Wave - Turks & Caicos Ft. 21 Savage (Official Audio)
Boyz Don't Cry
Rod Wave - Pass You By (Official Audio)
Rod Wave - Great Gatsby (Official Audio)
Rod Wave - Keep It G (Official Audio)
Rod Wave - Love Story / Interlude (Official Audio)
Rod Wave - Rap Beef (Official Audio)
Rod Wave - Back Lit (Official Audio)