J-14 was one of the first to bring you exclusive q&a's and videos from singer Cody Simpson, and now that his EP "4 U" recently dropped, Cody wanted to share all the deets with J-14 about his new tunes, hanging with Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, and being a supportive big brother.
J-14: Can you tell us about your new song, "All Day"?
Cody Simpson: "All Day" is a little bit more mature than "iYiYi" is. It's a fun, feel-good song just explaining your feelings for a girl in a fly way.
J-14: You've done a lot of holiday and radio shows recently — what's been your favorite song to perform?
Cody: "iYiYi" still because it is my single, but once people start to get to know my new music — and next year when the album comes out — then I'm going to have a good time performing everything. I've recorded like forty or fifty songs, and the album will be out in the spring or summer. I'm going to start changing my sound a little bit. It sounds good, a little more vocal driven. A little more of a classy feel to it, like Justin Timberlake.
J-14: What was the craziest thing that happened to you when you were doing the middle school tour?
Cody: Being on tour is cool because you get to see so many different parts of the country and so many different kinds of people. I just did the Jingle Ball concert in Miami, and I actually almost passed out when I got back in the tent because there were so many people around me about to rip my clothes off! I'm still trying to get used to everything that's happening, and I'm so grateful that everybody's enjoying the music and stuff.
J-14: What was it like hanging out with Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber at that same concert?
Cody: Selena was actually telling me that she was a fan of me. It was super cool for a fellow young star to be supportive, and I'm a big fan of her as well. Justin is cool — I was hanging out with him. He's a really nice guy. He's real supportive of what I do, even though I'm only just starting out, and I'm the same with him.
J-14: Your sister Alli is getting into the business as well. Do you ever hang out with Alli and her Disney friends or go to auditions with her?
Cody: She's good friends with Madison Pettis, so Madison takes her around to all the events. I'm not sure if I can say too much about it, but she's having lots of success getting into acting. It's all going well for her. I'm sure people will be seeing her in TV shows and stuff soon!
Photo: Courtesy of Emily Krauser
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