StreeXB Global Talent SearchAussie pop singer is to release his new record as an independent artist

We all remember that young Aussie kid capturing the hearts of teens all over the world.

Simpson is planning to release his new record to the world.

However, he has abandoned the US record label Atlantic, and has decided to work as an independent artist.

Simpson wanted to grow as an artist but did not like the restraints from a third party. Working as an indie artist enables Simpson to focus on his passion for music. He sees the pros of being an indie artist as working in his favour.

Read more of Simpson’s journey below.


 

“Finally, I’m coming over,” said Australian pop singer Cody Simpson, who’s looking forward to experiencing a “new culture” and meeting his “incredible” fans in his first visit to Manila next month.

The 18-year-old artist, who first landed a record deal at 13 and announced his arrival in the music industry with his hit single “iYiYi,” said he was surprised to learn that he has a solid following in the Philippines.

“It’s crazy to think that I have that sort of global reach,” he told the Inquirer in an e-mail interview.

“I have an amazing team that travels with me…a real great group of young guys,” he related. “But of course when I am gone I also miss my family. It gets hard after a while to be constantly changing time zones, hotels, etc.”



 

Simpson, who was also a champion swimmer in his home state Queensland, is behind such songs as “Home to Mama (featuring Justin Bieber),” “Pretty Brown Eyes” and “La Da Dee.”

He was previously signed to the US record label Atlantic, which released his first two albums, “Paradise” (2012) and “Surfers Paradise” (2013).

His coming third record, “Free,” however, will be his first offering as an independent artist.

“It really expresses who I am as an artist. No restraints, no third-party opinion—just pure passion manifested in music,” pointed out Simpson, who recently broke up with girlfriend, American fashion model Gigi Hadid.

 


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