There are coolly ironic artists, and there are passionate artists. Jody Whitesides is passionate. Where some pop stars might hide behind artifice or false humility, Whitesides digs in with both feet and sings to the back row. Some people were simply born for the stage, and Jody is one of those rare talents. ‰ÛÏLet‰Ûªs Just Go‰Û� is an unabashedly summer fun statement, and it‰Ûªs a tight production.
The track took shape over several years, with cowriter Kevin Fisher. Initially worked on over FaceTime in a couple of tiny home studios. Jody then took the acoustic structure and evoked a feel good triplet style beat by mixing sounds of his voice with those of drum machine samples. Additionally he brought in Amy Lynn Whitcomb to add a female voice and range to the song. In all, ‰ÛÏLet‰Ûªs Just Go‰Û� includes over 80 tracks of audio. It‰Ûªs a rich, high-fidelity sound that calls to mind the luxurious, lush, full productions of today‰Ûªs Top 40.
After initial studies at Berklee in Boston, Jody flew west to achieve his ambitions, studying at the Musician‰Ûªs Institute in Hollywood. An LA showcase performance caught the ear of a talent scout, and soon thereafter, entertainment impresario Maurice Starr became interested as a consultant. Given Starr‰Ûªs track record launching the careers of Menudo, New Edition, and New Kids on the Block, his desire to work with Jody is not one to be taken lightly.
Central to Jody‰Ûªs potential is his tireless work ethic and fighter‰Ûªs heart. As a former competitive athlete ‰ÛÓ in freestyle skiing, he was ranked among the top 20 in the US ‰ÛÓ he learned the tenacity and effort required to achieve his ambitions. He brings that fiery drive to the studio and the stage.
Much like Jody and his towering, 6‰Ûª4‰Û� frame, ‰ÛÏLet‰Ûªs Just Go‰Û� is no under-revved motor. It‰Ûªs a tight, moving, Tesla ludicrous speed, ready to make summer fun, big hooks track that‰Ûªs ready to grace playlists across all streaming platforms.
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