Interview: "Going Home" - Rodney Cox Jr.
“Going Home” is quite catchy and has a broad appeal – some define home as a physical place, some as a person, and others still find themselves most at home when losing themselves in the flow of a beloved hobby. Can you share your inspiration behind this song?
Rodney: I was actually at home with my sister when I had gotten the idea for the song. My mother came home and told us about her day. It sounded all too familiar. It was one of those days that seemed to just keep going and going. I thought it would make a great subject for a song because I know a lot of folks get fed up with work and rather be anywhere but there.
How would you describe your unique sound, and what emotions do you hope your music invokes in your listeners?
Rodney: I just sound like me! I'll let the listeners decide whether it's good or bad. I make music that everyone can relate to. Oh, and I make it a point to keep the vibes bright to invoke a sense of togetherness and a positive outlook in spite of whatever the situation is currently.
You gave an incredibly touching shoutout to your mom on your Insta; she has clearly nurtured and supported your musical endeavors. Who else do you look to for guidance on this journey?
Rodney: I would definitely say, my grandfather. Those two were major staple pieces in my life when it came to raising me and guiding me to be who I am today.
You also seem to be quite skilled with nunchucks – if you were to step away from music, would you pursue something in martial arts, or where else would your interests lead you?
Rodney: No. Martial arts was just a large part of my life growing up so I still train to stay in the know. I'd likely be acting full-time if my schedule allowed it.
If you had the chance to collab with any artist, living or passed on, who would you choose and why?
Rodney: Probably Quincy Jones based on his productions and ability to elevate artists beyond belief.
What’s coming next for you, what should we be keeping an eye out for?
Rodney: Maybe a music video, maybe more new music, only time will tell.
Interviewed By Vanessa Siebrass