Cody Frost’s debut single ‘Verbal Warnings’ introduces her as an artist with a singular, uncompromising outlook. It’s opening sets her accomplished yet charismatic vocals to unadorned piano, lulling the listener into a deceptive sense of what to expect. And then it pops like a sonic boom into a rebellious clash of electro-pop with punk attitude and metallic dynamics.

We got the chance to ask some questions, here’s what Cody had to say.

Who were your musical influences growing up?

“Well, I would say my first love was My Chemical Romance, they brought me into the world of alternative music and all things Emo. This lead me into finding Enter Shikari, I later went on to fall in love with bands like The Skints, Jeremiah Ferrari and Slaves. Not to mention my love for Pink Floyd and Jeff Buckley”.

What has been your best gig?

“I got to see My Chemical Romance when I was 14, that was pretty sick. But to be honest, this year has made me realise every gig I’ve been to has been amazing”.

Can you tell us a bit about your new single ‘Verbal Warnings’

“It’s about my old boss, I was so sick of everyone getting so riled up about a made up job. He never showed a single ounce of empathy and just gave off massive loser vibes. And In a way I’ve seen this song be reflected in so many ways in life, be it your boss, your teacher or your politicians. I hated that job!”

Can you describe your music in 3 words? 

“Honest, anxious and waiting”.

What makes your music stand out?

“I feel like I struggle to say what I mean often, this is probably the only time I’ve really spoken my mind and meant it. I also really wanted to be real with myself, I hope this comes across”.

What are your plans for the rest of 2021?

“Finish making more music, make some more art, and hopefully, well all be going for bevvies by summer?”

If you had to be remembered for one thing apart from your music what would you want it to be?

“My art! I love making art and I think that music and art are so intrinsically linked together, For me anyway”.

Can you tell us a little more about your work as a tattooist?

“I’ve wanted to tattoo since I was 13, and I would say I’ve worked really hard to get where I am. I’m still an apprentice at the moment, so still learning lots. My style is illustrative and dot work and I like to draw creepy shit and whimsical things, but also portraits!”

By Siân Parker