CODY SIMPSON is an international poet and songwriter who writes with evocative style. His poems and lyrics evoke elemental imagery and explore subtexts of consumerism, unity, nature, freedom, rebellion, environmentalism, and ocean conservation. As a songwriter, he weaves pop melodies into intriguing musical contexts, exploring contrasting genres, textures and musical landscapes. He’s inspired by songwriters and poets such as Neil Young, Jack Johnson, Bob Dylan, Donavon Frankenreiter, Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Baudelaire, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac amongst others. Cody grew up a world away from Hollywood. He was born on the Gold Coast of Australia, where he grew up on the beach surfing, swimming, and training as a junior lifeguard. By 18, Cody had earned global recognition as a pop artist. Yet, he felt the need to follow a deeper artistic and life calling. By 2017, Simpson was named the first UNDP (United Nations Development Program) Ocean Advocate. Today, Cody is thirsting as a fresh literary voice and body, creating music with a clear vision for his future. With a debut book released, and an upcoming full-length album, Cody is reveling in a fresh start.