“Dark Clouds” is the latest in a long line of deeply felt trap ballads from the unique vocalist, as Rod softly sings about his struggles to overcome his pain, his navigation of his newfound fame, and his love for his family and day ones. The video follows Rod through his whirlwind recent months, offering clips from studio sessions with Meek Mill and Calboy, electrifying concerts opening for Kevin Gates on the sold-out I’m Him Tour, and a shot of Rod posing with his proud grandmother. Coupled with his recent success, the video offers an inspiring message: after a lifetime of fighting through dark clouds, Rod Wave might finally glimpse a silver lining.
“Dark Clouds” arrives in the wake of Ghetto Gospel, Rod’s wildly successful new project. Buoyed by singles like the Lil Durk-featuring “Heart On Ice” (Remix), which made this week’s biggest debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at #56, and the Kevin Gates-featuring “Cuban Links,” the album climbed to number 10 on the Billboard 200 this week, improving on its position and increasing its streaming total from its #14-placing debut week.
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