Cody JohnsÂ is taking us on a little vacation with his new song “Tropical Romance” and we are not complaining one bit.
“With my new song â€œTropical Romanceâ€ I wanted listeners to experience a brief vacation, no matter where they were listening from. The song is also a part of a greater story that is being told through all of my songs and upcoming visuals,” Johns tells CS exclusively.Â
The track is a follow-up to hisÂ single â€œThere You Areâ€ which was released this past June.
Listen to “Tropical Romance” now:
In addition to singing, Cody is also an actor and digital influencer.Â He has worked on a variety of projects in the theatrical space as well, including Huluâ€™s original Dimension 404, Hey USA X, an adrenaline-fueled spinoff of the popular Hey USA, YouTube Red Original Alexander IRL, Maker Studios Summer Forever, and independent feature FML. Â Cody also acted as the host for Fox Digitalâ€™s original series â€œLaughs.â€Â
On the social side, Cody has created sponsored content for many brands, and continues to specialize in content creation for his own platforms and some of the biggest brand sin the world; including the mobile game â€˜Summoners Warâ€™ for their global commercial campaign and Cannes Lions Festival in France.
Celeb SecretsÂ caught up with Cody recently to talk all about his new single “Tropical Romance,” upcoming music, and more. Make sure to read the full Q&A below and keep up with Cody by following him on Twitter at @cody and Instagram @codyjohns.
Celeb Secrets: Your new single â€œTropical Romanceâ€ is finally here! What can you tell us about the song?
Cody Johns: “With my new song â€œTropical Romanceâ€ I wanted listeners to experience a brief vacation, no matter where they were listening from. The song is also a part of a greater story that is being told through all of my songs and upcoming visuals.”
Celeb Secrets: Can you explain the process behind making â€œTropical Romance?â€ What was it like making the song in the studio?
Cody Johns: “â€œTropical Romanceâ€ first started as just a few guitar chords with me and a couple friends, and built into something much bigger. First it was recorded with just guitars and vocals, and then we added the drums and gave it an up-tempo, driving beat. What’s great is that it can be played live with a full band or stripped down to just me and a guitar. Musically and lyrically, it makes sense both ways.”Â
Celeb Secrets: For people that havenâ€™t heard your music before, how would you describe it and why should they listen to it?
Cody Johns: “My music is what most would describe as pop. All of the music that I am creating and releasing has purpose to it and tells stories. I also really like to create a specific setting with my music, which is why the visual aspects are so important to me.”
Celeb Secrets: Can we expect any more music from you soon?
Cody Johns: “YES! You can expect more music sooner than you might think!”
Celeb Secrets: In addition to being a singer, you are also an actor and digital influencer. Do you have a favorite when it comes to all three?
Cody Johns: “Creating and performing my music is my absolute favorite. But artistically, it’s always changing. Some days I feel like sitting down and writing a script. Sometimes I sit down and produce a song. I am very blessed to have the opportunity to fully explore all three paths.”
Celeb Secrets: Whatâ€™s one goal you want to achieve before the year ends?
Cody Johns: “I would love to perform a few live shows by the end of this year. I actually have a few exciting things lined up, so stay tuned on that!”
Celeb Secrets: Since we are Celeb Secrets, can you share a secret about yourself that people may not know about you?
Cody Johns: “I can do a standing back-flip!”