We were introduced to Rod Exodus via email and his latest single, Here On Cloud 9. “…Because the love we make, is in the sky…swear I don’t wanna lose this high…come walk with me, I’m here on cloud nine…” Get to know a little more about Rod Exodus and check out his latest single, Here On Cloud 9…
3 Voices: Introduce yourself to the world. Let the people know who Rod Exodus is and what Rod Exodus does.
Rod Exodus: Hello, everyone my name is Jahrod Coates (also known as Rod Exodus)…I am a singer/songwriter from the DMV area. I was born in San Diego, CA and raised in PG County, MD a small county right outside Washington, D.C. where I spent most of my childhood and teenage years. I started singing at the young age of 1. I’ve been singing ever since I could talk, singing is all I know, I can’t and won’t do nothing else but sing. Whenever I get the chance I sing! I spent most of my childhood singing in the church choir and various groups. Mom’s made sure I was in church. It wasn’t until about a few months ago that I wrote my very first song and thus Rod Exodus was born.
3 Voices: What inspired you to become a singer? Who are some of your musical influences?
Rod Exodus: My mom was a big inspiration in my life to becoming a singer. Though I taught myself how to sing, it was by watching her that I learned a lot. When I was 1, she was in a real bad car accident which caused her to lose some of her memory. She became bipolar and manic depressive. She also lost her beautiful voice. She still sings to this day but its just not as strong. But her legacy lives on through me.
3 Voices: Tell us about your single, “Here On Cloud Nine.” Will there be a visual for it?
Rod Exodus: “Here on Cloud Nine” is my debut single, however, the first song I wrote was a song based on all the fake friends and people I encountered growing up in an urban area entitled, “Steady Switchin.” Though that was my first song I ever wrote, I felt it wasn’t strong enough to be my debut single. From there, I wrote “Here On Cloud 9,” a song that could be aimed at a larger audience. “Here on Cloud 9” is a song about a long lost relationship and the sexcapades within it. I do plan on shooting a video for it and you can look for its release by the end of August.
3 Voices: What’s next for you? Are there any exclusives you can share with us?
Rod Exodus: I’m working on releasing my 7 song EP by the beginning of next year. There will be songs on the EP that EVERYONE can relate to despite different racial, gender, or ethnic backgrounds. So you can look out for that release in January of 2015.
3 Voices: How can the people reach out to you on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and etc.?
Rod Exodus: You can catch me on Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Facebook and Soundcloud @RodExodus. Also, you can reach me on my official website – http://www.rodexod.us/
And there you have it! You heard it all from Rod Exodus himself! Be sure to visit Rod Exodus’ official website www.rodexod.us/ to check out his latest news for shows and music. Much success to you Rod Exodus and keep in touch!
Here’s Rod Exodus “Here On Cloud 9”: