Cody J. Louis to release anthemic new pop single “I’m Alive 4 U”
It’s easy to see Cody J. Louis’s talent as he balances being a singer, actor, and fulltime multi-talent. The young pop star had a career in film as a child before deciding to streamline an focus on music, a decision which was hard but necessarily. Expanding on this, he said: “Acting will always have my heart, but music has always been my number one escape. I wrote songs, performed in my bedroom, and dreamed of being on stage.” It proved to be the right choice as he signed a global record-deal.
His latest offering “I’m Alive 4 U” is a vibrant new offering. Heartwarming synths form a groovy partnership when paired with crisp drums. Backing vocals layer on top of each other, making the track textually thick and an irresistible bop. His vocals are raw and passionate, but land softly on top of the instrumental, making it a heartwarming and light listen, however, when digging deeper, lyrically the track has a much deeper subject matter.
Speaking about the track, he says: “I wrote this song on March 12, 2020 when the corona pandemic was peaking and we were put in lockdown. For the first time I had time to ease my mind and reflect on the past like many others. It made me realize that I've been living my life like a robot since I was 14. My time at high school wasn't always nice, and that year specifically was the worst. After many days of not seeing the use of living, I've made the decision with myself to choose to live for anyone but me. This way life became bearable. If something bad were to happen I could tell myself that I'm on this earth for my parents, friends, family and even people who I haven't met yet. I wasn't living this way anymore.
It inspired me to write this song. In a way I think it's a hopeful song besides the sad story, and I hope it can change the mindset of people who are struggling to get through the day. I myself am not living like this anymore, and I see life differently now. But there are many who are still struggling. Especially my generation.
I didn't want to make the song sound sad, so I produced it in a poppy, yet powerful, way. This way it can resonate lyrically with the people who need it, and musically with everyone. Because who doesn't like synths, right?”
Cody has had one goal in mind while creating his upcoming project: longevity. He aims to craft songs that will be remembered years later and create performances that will stay on top of your mind weeks after. This self-produced, electronic, synth-pop banger focusses on his battle with life as a teenager. Being thankful to be alive and staying hopeful for the future after the many lows life can give you.