Nearly three months after the release of his July EP RED & WHITE, Lil Uzi Vert is back with a new solo single. “Just Wanna Rock” is a change of pace for Uzi, who trades the flamboyant trap instrumentals they usually favor for a thumping drill beat and follows suit vocally, rapping in a lower register than usual. As a whole, the song is uncharacteristically brief and bare bones, featuring only one quick verse and a hook delivered just above a whisper.
Since the RED & WHITE EP’s July release, Uzi has toured extensively, performing at Rolling Loud Miami, Toronto, and New York as well as at Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival in Philadelphia. The release date of their long awaited fifth studio LP, The Pink Tape, has not yet been confirmed, though Uzi has been teasing the project since late 2020. In August, Steve Lacy revealed that he, Uzi, and Kanye West all have matching tattoos.