It’s a good day to be a Roy Woods fan. Along with dropping a music video for his new track “Insecure,” he also announced his upcoming album, Mixed emotions.
Produced by Harv (of the famous “Peaches”), “Insecure” shows the OVO rapper at his most passionate. Plucked guitar strings combine with Woods falsetto for a melodic track that details needing someone so badly you can’t leave.
The music video pays homage to the cult classic Desperado, directed by Robert Rodriguez. Woods nods at Antonio Banderas with his nifty guitar case, among other Easter eggs hidden throughout the video.
Woods is from Brampton, Ontario. During a conversation with Complex Canada in 2020, he lamented the transition to huge crowds. “I’m a small town Brampton kid, can you feel me?” And then going from that to performing in arenas like Madison Square Garden was a lot,” he said. “Sometimes it gets crazy and you need someone you can lean on, who’s going to give you the real real – this raw raw. The people who know you, respect you and love you are not there for your pocket; they take care of your well-being. These are the people you need to keep because they won’t give it to you any other way than you need to hear it.
The summer release date of Mixed emotions will be announced soon. For now, stream “Insecure” below: