By Ashley Spencer
To celebrate the release of Hop on DVD, J-14 caught up with Cody Simpson, who sings the film's theme song "I Want Candy," and asked him about everything from "So Listen" to The Hunger Games! We also scored 10 copies of Hop on DVD signed by Cody himself! Click HERE to enter!
J-14: What was it like working on the Hop movie soundtrack?
Cody Simpson: It was sweet! I just checked out the demo that they did on the DVD, and it was amazing. It was my first time working on a movie project, where I got to put a song together and get creative, and do something other than my album or my project. It was cool to be able to do that for a movie, especially one that was as big as Hop.
J-14: When you tell a girl, "I want candy," what kind of sweets should she get you?
Cody: Chocolate. Kit-Kats!
J-14: And you're continuing your Easter spirit by performing at the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 9!
Cody: I'm very excited for that! I actually went last year, but I was just sitting down playing guitar, so I'm actually excited to put on a show at the White House. I haven't been to DC in a while.
J-14: Fans are loving your new single "So Listen"! It's a different sound for you -- is that what we can expect on Paradise?
Cody: I thought it was cool to show a little bit of an edgy side of the album first off on "So Listen" and then we have another single coming later on this month that is a very pop/dance track and I definitely get a amazing feeling from that song.
J-14: Are you excited to tour with Big Time Rush this summer?
Cody: Definitely! I talked to them the weekend of the Kids' Choice Awards, and I am good friends with all the guys. We're going to get into rehearsals in a couple months and put together something really cool. I think that my fans and their fans are going to love it, and I think that we share a lot of fans so its going to be cool. I'm looking forward to putting on a great show!
J-14: I know you're a big fan of The Hunger Games movie! Would you say that you're more of a Peeta or a Gale?
Cody: Probably Gale because he's [played by] Liam Hemsworth and we are from the same place [Australia], so it kind of makes sense. Yeah, Aussies! I loved the film, and I recommended it to everyone I know.