If a spaghetti western and Nancy Sinatra had a love child, it would be Rodes Rollins. The young singer could fool you into thinking she’s from another time, care of her haunting vocals and sprawling psychedelic-tinged Americana rhythms. But it’s 2018 and Rollins proves that her music transcends space and time. The rising musician released her debut EP Young Adult in 2017 with the help of producer Alex Goose (Weezer, Kevin Gates): a coming-of-age tale full of vintage rock, ethereal pop and wavy melodies.
Many of the songs were inspired by her first love who had a momentary lapse in judgment and was put in jail and later deported. With a story so heavy and personal, she spent the five-track EP analyzing the lack of humanity there was surrounding his situation. Now Rollins is ready to introduce the world to more of her self-described “cowgirl poetry.” Since then, Rollins is truly focused on opening up the narrative. For two of her 2018 releases, Rollins recruited Portugal. The Man's Kane Richotte to play drums. This isn’t the first time she’s worked with big players in the game: Rollins’ recordings have featured accomplished artists like Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, Matthew Compton of Electric Guest, & Greg Rogove of Devendra Banhart. Major Lazer’s Jillionaire has even championed Rollins over the years, helping facilitate a collaboration between she and producer Branko for his album Atlas.
This Fall 2018, Rollins begins a new chapter in her discography with the launch of "Velvet" an A/B Side produced by Noah Georgeson. Velvet shares a new, evermore opiated country side to Rollins' writing. Rollins released the first single off of the project, called "Mystery Man", while unfolds to tell a haunting cowboy tale.