Cody Brandell
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Cody Brandell

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo R&B Hip Hop




"The Lemonade Stand Show"

THE DOPE GAME x Cloud Vijon presents: “The Lemonade Stand”, a day-time Hip Hop showcase featuring breakthrough artists during South by Southwest music festival in Austin, TX. Our day party/showcase will give the opportunity to emerging artist to present their talent to potential fans, labels, brands, media and general SXSW attendees. As sponsor, the event will also feature a DOPE pop-up booth with tees, sweats and other goods. As an unofficial event, our day party will not require an official SXSW music badge or wristband. This event is free to all public 21+. Early arrival is strongly encouraged. - See more at: - Cloud Vijon x Dope Clothing

"Jaime Collins and Tyrus Thomas Wedding"

Cody Brandell serenades the wedding audience by singing Eric Benet's "Spend My Life" - Celebrity Bride Guide

"First of the month Smoke Out"

Flamingo Cantina - Subkulture Patriots

"Who is Cody Brandell"

So many words can describe this exhilarating yet sensual phenom Cody Brandell. His Spicy yet soothing vocals were birthed in Crowley, LA and raised in Lafayette, LA. Cody grew up in a musically inclined family.The influence from his family and his favorite artist is what helps him captivate his creativity, piano playing, and writing ability.

As you see your self, who is Cody Brandell?

I would describe myself as a confident yet humble musician with a vision for the future while applying pressure towards my dreams to create a new path in this industry. Like myself, I want other artists to see it’s more than ok to not conform to whats going on around you musically.

Tell us about your current project?

RetroSound is a collective about Love, Heartache, and Living your life the way you intend.

What’s happened in your career that makes you feel this is the industry for you?

When I was about age 14 there was a Robin Thicke concert in town and I was stoked to go check out the show. So I’m at the show and I somehow got backstage and was able to meet him and even sing for him and his friends. They were so shocked with my confidence he told me that I would be a superstar one day and from that day on I always knew this was my gift.

What makes you the next great happening?

I’m bringing something different to the industry by bridging the gap or breaking the stereotype of RnB music, by adding different elements of the 90’s RnB with the sounds of today.

Are your currently signed to a label or have any situation in the making?

No I’m not signed to anyone, but would definitely be interested in working with a company in the future that would take my music to new heights.

Who and what are your influences?

Stevie Wonder, Lionell Richie, Donny Hathaway, Pharell Williams, Kanye West, Usher, Michael Jackson just to name a few. One thing that influences me to keep going is the fact that anything is possible and if you want something you gotta go get it.

What should people expect from your upcoming 2016 projects?

People should expect another RetroSound project early 2016 with more production, creative vocal arrangement, and relatable content. Also more involvement with fashion and pushing the culture forward.

Is there anything you would like our readers to know?

I can start off by saying God comes first in everything you do and failing to plan is planning to fail. So keep dreaming and striving towards your goals in life and sure enough your dreams will become reality.

Last but not least, HYPE wants to know…What’s your CRAZIEST “Where they do that at?!” moment…

My craziest “Where they do that at moment?” was just a few weeks ago, I saw an entire family shopping in Whole Foods barefoot haha. I really should’ve asked them “Where they do that at?” haha, but I just kept it pushing.

Interviewed By: Just Jay - Hype Magazine


The One

Phone Out 

Next Time 

"Retrospect" Aug 2012
"The Wait Is Over" June 2011

"RetroSound" Oct 2015

“RetroSound 2” August 2019



There's no short list of words to describe Cody Brandell. Multi-talented. Humorous. Real. Amiable. Straight up vocally gifted. This smooth, sensual, yet exhilarating R&B phenom is looking to take the R&B scene by storm with his upcoming project, RetroSounds II. On his newest album, Cody puts his soothing vocals on full display while bringing some retro flavor to the game. His tracks range from up-beat and playful to something soft and sultry for the bedroom.

Raised in Lafayette, LA by a very musically inclined family, Cody was immersed in a mix of '70's to '90's classic music from a young age drawing strong influences from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Maxwell, and Boyz II Men. His parents have always been strong supporters of his singing and have encouraged him throughout his life to flex his talents. His mother paid for his first studio session on his 13th birthday and pushed him to the play the piano. At the age of 18, Cody moved to New York to pursue his music career and produced his first song with Ja Rule. Since then, Cody has had the chance to work in legendary music environments allowing him to continuously evolve his musical craft. He proudly touts his song writing ability but has also developed into a strong producer. On RetroSounds II, Cody finely exhibits all of these talents earning producer and song writing credits across the album. Keep your eyes and ears open. Cody Brandell and the RetroSound movement are on the way.

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