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.