Cody ChesnuTT, the soul troubadour known for his frank and raw storytelling, has dropped his second new solo track in four years. Single ‘I Stay Ready’ is a call to arms for positivity in the face of adversity. Listen & share: “I Stay Ready”
Cody said of the new single: “‘I Stay Ready’ – In a time of global economic uncertainty, it is an uplifting charge to use one’s natural talents and gifts of creativity to forge ahead positively into purpose and economic well being.
“The feeling of this track is rooted in one of the most beautiful guitar riffs I’ve ever been given…a gem that found me around 4AM. Accompanied by the exciting drum breaks programmed by legendary Chicago DJ Anthony “The Twilite Tone“ Kahn, the energy and sentiment of the song for me, is a pure shot of life.”
Cody’s freshly announced and highly anticipated new album ‘My Love Divine Degree’ is set for release via One Little Indian in February 2017. Fans have been waiting for the album for four years with baited breath.
“This Body of work is medicine for me” said Cody. “Once again, this is my soul trusting the powerful gift of music to be a positive vehicle for sharing the continual process of personal transformation.”
Cody’s career began back in 2002 with the release of his edgy, lo-fi debut, The Headphone Masterpiece. After being nominated for two MTV Music Awards, Cody took a family-man retreat from music to reflect and rest after his meteoric rise to near fame. He returned in in 2012 with his second album Landing on a Hundred, and in addition to his solo projects, has contributed to the soundtracks for Oscar Award winning films 12 Years A Slave and Idris Elba Presents Mi Mandela.
Wearing his poetic license on his skin like a battle scar, Cody’s third full-length album, My Love Divine Degree is slated for release in early 2017. The album is being produced by Anthony “The Twilight Tone” Khan, a BMI Award winning, Grammy-nominated producer, songwriter, and DJ known for his work with Kanye West, Common, John Legend, and Pusha T. Cody’s new track continues to present us with his ruminations on life that challenge popular notions of what popular soul music can look and sound like, and is a taste of what’s to come next year.