Roy Woods is an R&B Wizard: Rising Toronto R&B star Roy Woods has released new single and video “Bad Bad” via OVO Sound. Meanwhile, he’s announced that his sophomore album, Mixed Emotions, will be released on August 5.
According to the press release, “Built around dark, bass-heavy percussion and elevated by sultry guitar notes, the song captures the feeling of someone special slipping through your fingers. The song’s tone is perfectly reflected in the video, which finds the Toronto crooner processing the end of a relationship.”
It’s a very sad song, the pulsing beat holding chaotic emotions together. The video sees Woods on the move — in a car, taking photos — as he reminisces about what he had.
“It’s a song about when I learned to feel love again but realized that I wasn’t ready for what that came with,” Woods said in a statement. “I fell for them and they fell for me, but we just couldn’t be.”
Roy Woods is an R&B Wizard: Roy Woods’ “Bad Bad”is out now.
“Roy Woods is a shapeshifter. The Brampton, Ontario, native’s music has never been just one thing, but as he’s released more hit records, he’s been able to fuse even more new sounds and styles to his lovelorn R&B. Since signing to Drake’s OVO Sound in 2015, he’s darted between brash rap tracks, ecstatic EDM, low-key dancehall (a nod to his Guyanese heritage and his Toronto roots), and even gleaming pop. Roy’s next phase continues a period of growth that began with his 2020 Dem Times EP and the unpredictable nature of life. Throughout his career, Roy Woods has demonstrated his boundary-pushing approach to R&B since he released his 2015 debut Exis, which peaked at #10 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums Chart. His work has connected with fans too—he now has over 2 billion streams across platforms and over 1 million Instagram followers. It’s all the result of being unafraid to push himself. For Roy, nothing is off-limits.”