Rod Wave‘s forthcoming album, “Nostalgia,” has been the talk of the town for a good while now. The man knows how to build anticipation, and he’s been doing it by dropping singles left, right, and center. It’s safe to say that his fans have been eating up every morsel of music he’s served them. In these singles, Wave has been flaunting his vocal prowess like a seasoned crooner, all while weaving his trademark emotional storytelling into the mix.
But if you think he’s going to take a breather just because the album drops tomorrow, well, think again. Rod Wave, it seems, is in no mood for a siesta. Today, he’s gifted us with “Checkmate,” the final teaser before the big album reveal. And for good measure, he’s thrown in a slick music video to sweeten the deal.
Once again, Rod Wave lays bare his sensitive side in “Checkmate.” The song is a poignant reflection on a lost love and its lingering impact on his day-to-day existence. His vocals hit with the force of a heavyweight boxer, delivering lyrics that strike a chord with anyone who’s ever been down the road of heartbreak. And let’s not forget the production; it’s a seamless companion to the emotional tapestry Wave has been weaving in his previous work.