The Rod Wave is back on the road. On Thursday (Jan. 17), the Florida artist released his first official single of 2022, “Cold December.” Production credits include ThatBossEvan, TnTXD, JB, and Luke Walker. This track, like his entire discography, sees Wave delivering emotionally charged lyrics about loneliness and wanting someone to love him during the holiday season:
In addition to the song’s audio, viewers can also check out a visual accompanying this song entitled “Cold December.” The song begins with the following message:
He then feels warm by a fire, chops wood, and sits at a dining room table while watching a snowy scene in the mountains. As he watches the scene, he considers his apparent interest in another man. The imagery is definitely reminiscent of the kind Rod Wave has developed a reputation for.
A single feature from Polo G was recorded for Rod Wave’s standout single “Richer” on his third studio album SoulFly, released last year. A few months after the album’s initial release, he upgraded it with SoulFly Deluxe, which included nine additional tracks and collaborations with Lil Durk and Kodak Black. As a whole, Wav’s debut album SoulFly occupied the top spot of the Billboard 200 and reached 130,000 album equivalents in its first week.