By Anita Stewart, Managing Editor
New Single Release: “Who You Are”
Release Date: June 24, 2022
Rock at Night has been stalking and following Texan, Cody Jasper on his socials for quite some time; he fell into our radar first as the front man for the band “Moon Fever” and now he is continuing his career as a solo artist. Keeping busy, he has live dates coming up for late summer and more singles and an album planned for later this year. Our last write up was a few months ago when Cody released his fun single “Disco Lemonade.” You can check that out right HERE.
About the single “Who You Are” Cody explains “After stepping out on my own at the beginning of this year, I made a promise to stay true to myself. I want to write about things that matter to me, or that I had real personal experience with – not only with the lyrics but with the composition and sounds. I let my guard down and allowed myself to go with whatever excited me, no rules. I was just going to make the sounds in my head and not hold back.”
He continues: “Who You Are’ is a fun rock ballad about unconditional love. I’m saying ‘I just love you for who you are’- behind all the glitz and the glam, the struggles and the strides. Who we are as individuals should be enough, we don’t need anything else.” The song has big chorus harmonies, a Hendrix inspired guitar solo, B3 organ, piano, and even a Mellotron. Jasper says “I like to call it “glam rock with a southern drawl. We had a blast making this.” The song was produced by the legendary Chris ‘Frenchie’ Smith (The Darkness, The Dandy Warhols, The Front Bottoms) at The Bubble in Austin, Texas. The video was shot in Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo, TX by Jasper and Brandon Wolford (Lovely the Band).
About the single, Rock at Night says: “A straight up love song set to rock and roll! With beautiful hooks and great guitar riffs, the lyrics are a sweet testimony to true and undying love. This is a song that people will sing out loud! The accompanying video has scenes from a canyon near Amarillo, Texas. Cody plays guitar in this Big Sky Country amidst frolicking through the pastoral scenery with his love interest. Both are dressed in white to declare their pure love; the video is dramatic and enigmatic. Loved it!“