Cody Robert Simpson widely known as Cody Simpson is an Australian singer, songwriter, musician, dancer and actor from Gold Coast, Queensland, who was previously signed to US record label Atlantic Records. He owns a record label called Coast House Records.
Early Life Of Cody Simpson
Simpson was born on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, to Brad and Angie Simpson. He has two younger siblings, Tom and Alli. Simpson has won two gold medals at the Queensland Swimming Championships. Simpson trained at the Miami Swimming Club under coach Ken Nixon. Simpson’s mother Angie worked as a volunteer at the club.
Simpson began to record songs in his bedroom during the summer of 2009 on YouTube, performing “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz,”Cry Me a River” and “Señorita” by Justin Timberlake, “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5, and his own songs, “One” and “Perfect”. He was subsequently discovered on YouTube by Shawn Campbell.
Career Of Cody Simpson
Cody Simpson’s third full-length album and first for his very own Coast House Records, Free, signals the start of something new.
“This is the beginning of a long musical journey for me,” he declares. “I’m sticking to my guitar. I know who I am. I know where I’m headed, and that’s all I have to say.”
In 2014, the Australian-born Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter found himself independent for the first time as he thought this was the best path for him moving forward in his musical career. That independence invigorated and inspired a flurry of creativity as well as an insatiable desire to collaborate. Through a serendipitous introduction, he ended up in a Malibu studio overlooking the ocean with producer Cisco Adler. Within hours, Cody realized he had met his “musical soul brother.” They immediately began working on what would become Free.
Cody has enjoyed quite the impressive career. His 2013 album Surfer’s Paradise featured collaborations with Ziggy Marley and Asher Roth and landed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. He toured Europe and the U.S. as direct support for Justin Bieber and released his official autobiography, Welcome To Paradise: My Journey, through Harper Collins. Along the way, he performed on television programs including The Today Show, Live! with Kelly, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show and garnered the award for “Favorite Aussie Star” at the 2012 Kids Choice Awards as well as International Male Artist Award at the 2015 Huading Awards in China.
However, Free opens the first page of his biggest chapter yet. “To me, this feels like the first project I’ve ever put out,” Cody concludes. “I want the music to speak for itself. This is meant to allow listeners to feel timeless, happy, and free. The world needs music back.”