Monday, October 01, 2012

Dr. Luke Makes Cody Simpson Even More Awesome


Australia's most relevant pop star has done it again! Cody Simpson continues to raise the bar for quality teen pop with his (relatively) new single "Wish U Were Here". The slick Dr. Luke production almost passed me by until I heard it in a club last night and suddenly realised it's the 15-year-old's finest contribution to the modern art. Yet. In all seriousness, this is one hell of a song. The perky synths lift the Gold Coast expat's voice to new heights and that chorus is a monster.

Then there's the unexpectedly awesome rap from Becky G. Who is this bitch? She's really good! I have a feeling the song was originally intended for Taio Cruz (he has a writing credit) but the bubblegum lyrics suit Cody better. The video (below) is a fairly low budget affair consisting of live footage and awkward emoting in front of fireworks but I've seen a lot worse. The thinking man's Justin Bieber is becoming a surprisingly good pop star. Fingers crossed the rest of Paradise meets this lofty standard.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This guy has no personality! Puts me off his music

Anonymous said...

Album was released yesterday $9.99 on iTunes and instore at JB. Not a great sign!! Still might have to buy it tho. Even tho it cut out iyiyi

Mike said...

$10 CDs are becoming the norm. Rita Ora's album was priced like that. I'll pick it up when my self-imposed JB Hi-Fi ban ends next week!

noelster said...

cant decide who i'm obsessed w/ more, cody or hunter hayes. but they both have ah-mazing hair <3

Brett said...

good song!!

Anonymous said...

This literally has to be the most generic blandest song I have heard since Ricki Lee's 'Crazy'.

Mike said...

Nothing is as generic as "Crazy".