Rising New York/Los Angeles artist Rodes Rollins weaves emotive songwriting with spaghetti western undertones and psychedelic flair and first impressed listeners with her debut single “Young & Thriving” released late 2016. Produced by Alex Goose (Kevin Gates, Weezer), the song tells the tale of the fleeting nature of beauty and youth with Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint on drums.
Rodes Rollins quickly followed her debut with “Wes Come Back,” a song about her first love. Drawing inspiration from Broken Bells and Ennio Morricone, “Wes Come Back” features drums by Matthew Compton of Electric Guest (also plays with Devendra Banhart & Rodrigo Amarante), the song tells the story of Wes, Rodes Rollins’ young love who endured a lot of hardship throughout his life.
After sharing her debut five-track “Young Adult” EP earlier this Spring, Rodes Rollins returns with the cinematic music video for “Wes Come Back.” The clip plays out like a short film in its gritty, cinematic composition and gripping narrative about the internal struggle of finding oneself after a broken relationship. The video was filmed in Mexico City and directed by José María Espinosa de los Monteros Tatto, who has previously received acclaim for two short films called “La última vez” and “Whippet.” “La última vez” raises awareness of sexual harassment in México City, while “Whippet” was an official selection at various festivals including Miami Film Festival and Festival del Puerto.
Join Rodes Rollins in NYC tonight as she plays a special acoustic set at Soho House.