He’s the ex-pat Australian singer who was ‘discovered’ on YouTube, performing covers of the likes of Jason Mraz and Justin Timberlake.
And it seems Cody Simpson is again looking to other artists for his next musical endeavour, as he releases his own version of the yuletide classic White Christmas.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Cody shared an image that showed cover art for the single, which he recorded with his band The Tide.
Ho ho ho: Cody Simpson is getting to the Yuletide spirit early, releasing a version of the classic White Christmas
Captioning the image, Cody wrote: ‘White Christmas. @CodyAndTheTide are getting into the holiday spirit. Coming Friday.
The announcement sent Cody’s fans into a pre-Christmas frenzy with many issuing their intention to buy the single as a potential stocking stuffer.
’11/24 is gonna be the day! Can’t wait for this song,’ one fan offered while another chimed in with a similar: ‘Now I’m getting even more stoked for this coming Christmas.’
Anticipation: Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Cody shared an image that showed cover art for the single, which he recorded with his band The Tide
Hopeful: Cody could be banking on a bit of a Christmas free kick with his version of White Christmas given that it is one of the best loved and the best selling single of all time
Cody could be banking on a bit of a Christmas free kick with this latest cover given that it is one of the best loved – and best selling – singles of all time.
Written by Irving Berlin in 1942, the song has been performed by many artists, including Frank Sinatra.
It’s Bing Crosby’s version that is perhaps most well known.
Recorded in 1942, it has sold a staggering 50 million copies to date.
Speaking to People about artists that he and The Tide are inspired by, Cody revealed that he looks to older generations.
‘A lot of ’50s and ’60s stuff,’ he said. ‘I grew up with, like, Elvis Presley. We all take from a variety of different influences, but as a collective group we’ve been inspired by The Police, The Doors…and other bands like that.’
Stoked: The announcement sent Cody’s fans into a pre-Christmas frenzy with many issuing their intention to buy the single as a potential stocking stuffer
Iconic: Written by Irving Belin in 1942, the version recorded by crooner Bing Crosby (pictured) has become the biggest selling single in history with a staggering 50 million copies