NEW MUSIC: CODY SIMPSON | LET GO + ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM
Singer-songwriter and Olympic-level swimmer Cody Simpson has announced his forthcoming studio album, "CODY SIMPSON." his first full-length release in six long years. To complement today’s album announcement, Simpson has also released a new single and video, “Let Go.” The accompanying music video was directed by frequent collaborators Jamie Green and Jay Button in Byron Bay. The video stars Cody Simpson and Vanessa Valladares. ”Let Go” might be one of my favourite songs on the upcoming album,” Simpson adds. “It’s sombre yet hopeful. Nostalgic yet optimistic. It encourages an acceptance of what is and just feels good to listen to. A song to remember a lover by.” In November 2020, Simpson took a week out from his disciplined swimming schedule to record and co-produce the album at the celebrated Village Recording Studios in West Hollywood. Drawing on personal influences, including John Mayer and Jack Johnson, the album was arranged in the studio with live musicians, including string and horn sections. Taking inspiration from Wes Anderson’s recent film "The French Dispatch," the cinematic music video stars Simpson alongside Vanessa Valladares, directed by Jamie Green and Jay Button in Byron Bay. "Let Go" follows Simpson’s recent single “Nice To Meet You”: the aptly titled single was a solid reintroduction to Simpson’s music and was the first track to be lifted from his forthcoming album released on April 8th.