Everything's gonna be alright on this dreary Friday afternoon. Cody Simpson reminds us all that spring is almost here as he heads out to the reggae-island for an acoustic rendition of Bob Marley's No Woman No Cry (below). The singer's new sound is far more mature than his previous releases, bolstered by his new jams Flower and New Problems (cuts from his forthcoming Free EP).
His producer Cisco Adler recently shared his thoughts on the project's process so far:
“As a producer, it’s my job to bring out the best in whoever comes by way. So, I stand back and look at ‘what do they want to be’ and ‘what do they need to be’ and ‘how do we meet in the middle.’ You know, the pop kids, people think they don’t come with the skills,” he continues. “But they can probably sing you under the table.”
In another interview Adler praised Simpson even more, saying, “When I met him, he was just a dude at 17 and at a chapter change and really want to dive in and reignite his musical fire. He’s on a musical pilgrimage. He’s trying to find the real Cody Simpson. He’s learning how to bridge the gap between what he’s known for and what he wants to be."
Free EP has no street date but expect an announcement soon.