ARTIST NAME: Cody Feechan
SONG TITLE: Free Falling
Release Date: 27th March 2020
GENRE: Alternative Rock/Pop
Cody Feechan is a singer-songwriter from Fife, Scotland. Taking influences from all sorts of genres, Cody’s music is probably best described as Alternative Rock with a touch of Pop. Cody has been noticed for her unique voice and subtle Scottish twang that shines through in her songs.
Over the past year, Cody has been going from strength to strength, and her most recent release ‘Free Falling’ quickly climbed up in the iTunes Chart in March 2020. She quickly reached Number 6 in both the Singer-Songwriter Chart and in the World Chart on iTunes before breaking into the UK Official iTunes Chart at Number 168.
Scottish DJ/Journalist Jim Gellatly included Cody in his ‘New Music Column’ in The Scottish Sun stating: “She’s been on my radar since last year’s debut single Manhattan Sky”.
Cody is an unsigned artist who released her debut single ‘Manhattan Sky’ back in November 2018.
‘Satisfaction’ was released in September 2019 and was quickly named Single of the Week on RAPAL at BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal.
Over the last few years, Cody has played at venues all over Scotland as well as performing on The Riverside Show on STV Glasgow.
Most recently, Cody took to the stage to perform at the Kingdom FM Local Hero Awards Ceremony 2019 where she also won the award for the ‘Home Grown Talent’ category. Cody has also played at top venues including King Tuts Wah Wah Hut as well as performing at The Barrowlands Ballroom.
Tell us what your fans are saying about your music.
The support I have had from everyone so far has been amazing and I couldn’t ask for anything more. It can be quite nerve-racking putting your music out there but the feedback I have had so far has been very positive and it is such a great feeling.
My most recent release ‘Free Falling’ had an amazing response from everyone and you have no idea what that means to me.
Tell us the factors you consider in choosing a song as your favorite.
I have always loved someone who has a unique voice. Someone who has a proper coarseness or huskiness to his/her voice always wins me over.
I have a few favorite songs however they are completely different for a variety of reasons; I suppose it just depends on the sound of the song.
I would say songwriting is a massive factor in choosing a favorite song. I always listen to the lyrics of a song and imagine the storyline in my head, I love when a song is meaningful and full of emotion.
Tell us the names of the songwriters you will collaborate with if you have the chance.
If I had the chance to collaborate with any songwriter, then my top choice would have to be Paul McCartney. Elton John would be up there too!
Tell us your favorite TV show and state your reason.
I don’t actually watch TV as much as I used to so I don’t have a favorite if I’m being honest. I do love a good drama series though. I recently watched The Stranger on Netflix and got totally hooked and binge-watched the lot. If I’m watching just normal TV then it is usually something like A Place in the Sun, Come Dine with Me, or Dinner Date.
Tell us your best mood to create a song.
I always find it easier to write a song when I am going through something and I have a lot of emotion to let out.
I always go through stages where I am writing constantly and have lots of ideas then I have a few months where I have complete writer’s block.
I think I write better though when something significant happens in my life as I just throw all my emotions into my songs.
Tell us your interpretation of fame or success.
Being a successful musician to me is being able to do music full time and being able to make a living from it.
At the minute I am working as a Mental Health Nurse within the Addiction Services and I do love what I do however it can be hard trying to juggle both a full-time job as well as doing music.
Ideally, my dream would be to do music full time. I would love to be able to write songs, record them, release them, and gig all the time! That would be amazing!
Tell us the names of artists you will collaborate with if you have the chance.
Probably not who you would think but I have always said that I would absolutely love to do a collaboration with Macklemore.
Tell us about your experience performing on stage for the first time or recording in the studio for the first time.
I remember the first ever gig I did at one of my local pubs, I sang three songs and was a nervous wreck! But I also remember the cheers between each song and the buzz I felt after my set, it was amazing.
I never had the confidence to do gigs before then, but my cousin gave me the push that I needed. It really is the best feeling in the world being up there on the stage.
Tell us how you approach songwriting.
I always write my songs on my own. I usually sit back with my guitar and a notepad and see what I come up with.
Once I have written the songs then I take them forward to the band and we usually bounce ideas off each other until we’re all happy with the final sound. The guys in the band are amazing and so talented!
Tell us your opinion on blending genres or experimenting with sound.
I am completely open to experimenting with different sounds. I always find it hard to identify an exact genre for my music as I think so far, all my songs have been so different.
I think it’s a good thing that each song is different as it keeps everyone guessing what is coming next.
Tell us how you deal with rejection.
In life, everyone will face rejection at some point. You have just got to brush it off and keep on trying. If you truly want something in life, then you need to believe in yourself and work for it. Hard work eventually pays off.
Elaborate on what compels you to sing.
I just love singing and I always have, it’s my way of escaping.
Tell us the producer you used mostly for recording.
I have been completely loyal and have used the same person for recording and mixing my tracks as he never fails to disappoint, he is just amazing! I use the very talented Ross Saunders from GloWorm Recording Studio in Glasgow.
Elaborate on the song.
My new single ‘Free Falling’ is a song that is quite personal to me for a variety of reasons.
The song is about addiction and it tells the story of someone who is going through the stages of addiction.
I wrote this song about a year ago and decided to bring it forward to the band. Together we worked on it and it developed into something big.
The response has been amazing for this song, I honestly couldn’t have asked for anything more. Within the first day, I had broken into the Official iTunes Chart, which completely blew me away!