Here’s a question many people are asking themselves: What is Cody Simpson up to nowadays? If you’re an OG fangirl of the Australian musician and actor, then you’re most likely aware of all the incredible things he’s been up to. However, Cody hasn’t been at, say, Justin Bieber level of fave over the past couple of years, so you may not know about what he’s been doing as of late. Don’t worry, that’s why we’re here! Shall we?
He went through what he calls a “metamorphosis.”
For someone like Cody, it’s important that he always feels good about what he’s doing — especially when it comes to the music he puts out. That said, it’s safe to say the “Pretty Brown Eyes” crooner was feeling pretty uninspired for a while, but in an interview he did with Billboard back in August, he recalled having a “metamorphosis” in the summer of 2016.
So, what does that mean exactly? Well, at that that time, the last album Cody had released was his third studio album, Free, which he released independently in 2015. Then, after spending days on the beach writing poetry and not knowing what to do next, the singer was suddenly overcome with inspiration, calling it a “prolific period” for him as a songwriter.
He parted ways with his manager Scooter Braun.
Diehard Simpsonizers will remember that Cody was once managed by Scooter Braun, who works with stars like Biebs and Ariana Grande, since 2011. However, the two parted ways and now he’s signed to an independent record label called Entertainment One Music. Of course, an independent label lacks the major star power that he was once used to, but ultimately, it means he has way more creative freedom to release the music that he wants to release.
He is helping to save the ocean.
During his “metamorphosis,” Cody also became an Ocean Advocate for the United Nations Development Programme to promote keeping our ocean clean. Not only does he share environmentally conscious posts on social media, but he also penned a few op-eds about the importance of taking care of our planet.
He started a band.
Well, fam. Cody Simpson isn’t a solo act anymore. A few months after releasing Free, Cody decided to take a break from life as a solo artist by putting a band together called Coast House Collective. Ultimately, that project didn’t work out. However, he didn’t give up and has now developed a new three-person project called Cody Simpson & The Tide with his friends Adrian Cota and Shareef Addo.
He started playing live shows again.
After heading out on his “Free Tour” in 2015, the “All Day” crooner took a long break from live shows. However, Cody Simpson & The Tide have performed some live concerts so far, and it’s safe to the shows they’re doing are much different than what his OG fans probably remember. Nowadays, Cody plays small venues with a general admission crowd, but one thing definitely hasn’t changed: The energy is still awesome.
He released new music.
In September 2017, the band dropped their first EP, titled Wave One. Since then, they’ve also released Wave 2 and B-Sides. That’s not all, though! The “New Crowned King” singer recently revealed on Instagram that remixes and acoustic versions of all your favorite Cody & The Tide tracks are coming soon, so be on the lookout for that.
He’s started acting again.
There were a few reports back in 2017 that Cody was set to star in a couple of movies, including North Shore Wave Warrior and Smiley Faced Killers, but it’s unclear what the status of those projects are at the moment. Regardless of whether or not those flicks ever see the light of day, though, it’s safe to say that the Aussie heartthrob is back in the acting world for good, since he recently landed his biggest acting gig ever.
He’s currently on Broadway.
In October 2019, Cody announced that he would be making his Broadway debut and taking on the role of Dmitry in Anastasia. He started his run on November 29, which means that you can literally see him star in the show, like, right now if you wanted to. We heard he’s incredible!
He appears to be single.
After splitting with Gigi Hadid in 2015, Cody then went on to date models such as Sierra Swartz and Sahara Ray. While Gigi found love with Zayn, Sierra began dating Famous in Love hottie Carter Jenkins, and Sahara was linked to Justin Bieber. As for Cody, he was spotted on a bunch of dates with Clair Wuestenberg starting in August and September of 2018, but they haven’t really been seen together since.
So there you have it! What hasn’t Cody been up to?! It’s safe to say he’s been keeping quite busy.
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