Cody Frost’s debut single ‘Verbal Warnings’ made an immediate impact with its sonic boom of electro-pop and punk attitude. It earned Cody her first spin at Radio 1 courtesy of Mollie King, with further airplay coming from Jack Saunders, Gemma Bradley, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio.
Praise soon followed from a diverse array of high profile talents such as Enter Shikari, Tyler Oakley, Sonique, Young Guns and Shamir. Its storming start was capped with streaming highlights including a range of international New Music Friday and Breaking Pop playlists and the cover of the notorious Misfits 2.0 playlist on Spotify.
We had the chance to speak with Cody on her recent single ''(I should) take better care' and much more as part of our Introducing series...
Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you!
"Hey! I’m Cody, I make music and do tattoos! I’m from Lancashire (UK, Northwest)!"
When did you first develop an interest in making music?
"I think I’ve been singing since I could talk really, but I only started properly writing music about 5 years ago."
What is a fun fact about you that people may not already know?
"I have a pet hamster named Spooky? Is that a fun fact? Haha."
Who are your biggest inspirations, musically?
"I say this all the time but Enter Shikari are a big inspiration to me, but also My Chemical Romance! I listen to loads of different kinds of music so it’s hard to tell you exactly where my inspiration comes from but those two are my favourite bands so they play a big part I would say."
Who would be your dream artist to collaborate with?
"This is super tough, I think it’d be cool to collaborate with ashnikko!!!"
You recently released your latest single ‘(I should) take better care’! How has the reaction been so far?
"Everyone has been super kind and lovely! This song was kinda hard for me to write ‘cause it was kind of admitting I was struggling and people seem to relate to that which is comforting."
Tell us a little about it!
"I started writing this as a super upbeat song I wrote on GarageBand, but Dan (Weller- My good pal, and producer) and I thought it was a good time to write something a little more raw. Dan was tinkling something beautiful on piano and I remember I was just going through a dark phase, and all my plants where dying and I was feeling overwhelmed but my plants where the only thing i talked about. (I was also living in a basement flat at the time, and I think it made me feel worse to be honest."
Your debut EP is due for release later this summer! Can you give us any hints as to what we can expect?
"This EP is a culmination of 5 years of writing, the songs may confuse people but I do think they sum up my experiences over these years, learning about my mental health and experiencing becoming an adult. I love all the songs I write, more than anything probably, and it’s so incredible that people can take them and make them their own. The final song on the EP is my favourite, I can’t say much but I think it might be other peoples favourites too."
Do you have a favourite track or lyric in particular from the release? "My favourite song on the EP is 'stomachaches', it feels very “me” and I super enjoyed writing it! I also animated parts of the video so I’m super excited to show it to people!"
What's coming next for you in 2021?
"More music! And hopefully some live shows? We’re looking at it, obviously it’s tricky because of covid but I’m hoping to get a couple of uk live shows near the end of the year!"
'(I should) take better care' is out now. Listen HERE
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