About Cody Lovaas
(The LA Trend) — Cody Lovaas is a California-based singer-songwriter and guitarist who delivers his simple yet deeply heartfelt lyrics with soulful vocals and a tender acoustic accompaniment. His music challenges the limits of contemporary pop music, retaining its accessibility while doing away with the overly polished stylings and superficial lyrical content. He replaces them with a more sophisticated approach and profound subjects. Lovaas’ latest songs, “Make More Sense”, is out alongside “Flowers on the Freeway”, “Rocket”, and “Me, Myself”, all of which were written during quarantine and featuring some of his most personal and relatable themes.
Since he first hit the music scene, Lovaas has attracted considerable attention; his albums have premiered on Billboard, Idolator, Culture Collide, Ones to Watch and We Found New Music, and in 2017, his debut single, “Lie”, garnered more than 5.4 million plays and appeared on Spotify’s Chill Vibes and Pop Chillout playlists. In 2018, his single, “Find”, produced with artists Shallou and Kasbo, was streamed over 28 million times, and its follow-up, “Prove It”, earned nearly 5 million streams and a place on Starbucks’ Coffeehouse playlist. Lovaas’ first two EPs, Honestly and Pull Out Couch, along with the subsequent acoustic tracks and remixes, have accrued more than 30 million streams.
While Lovaas has experienced considerable success in just the few years since he’s been regularly releasing music and touring, it’s a striking contrast to his humble beginnings as a teenage musician with big dreams. In fact, it was when he was only fourteen years old and performing at an intimate open mic in his beachside hometown of Carlsbad, CA, when he caught the attention of Jason Mraz, who soon brought him on as his apprentice. Throughout his formative teenage years, Lovaas found his way up the coast and into studio sessions in L.A., writing hundreds of songs along the way before he even turned 20. And so, by the time he began to share his music with the world, he had already cultivated a unique and mature style typically found in musical artists twice his age.
The core of Bahari is vocalist and keyboardist Ruby Carr, who is from South Africa and was raised in Kenya; and vocalist and bassist Natalia Panzarella, from Nashville, Tennessee and raised in Los Angeles. The two met at a production team in Rock Mafia’s studio while working on each member’s individual projects; they hit it off and started making music together, and it wasn’t long before Bahari was born. Soon after its formation, Bahari signed with Interscope Records and the first song they wrote, “Wild Ones”, was released as their debut single in 2014, which immediately gained popularity online and reached over 40 million streams on Spotify, and was even featured in the TV series Teen Wolf and The Royals. An accompanying music video, directed by Darnell Williams, was released in 2016, and was well received by fans across the globe. It was also during this time that Bahari appeared in the song “Addicted to a Memory”, which was featured on Zedd’s second studio album, True Colors.
Bahari’s debut EP, Dancing on the Sun, was released in 2016, with the title track as its first single, which also had a music video that was filmed in the Sequoia National Forest and directed by Marcus Haney, and was released as an Apple Music exclusive in 2018. “Dancing on the Sun” was a solid hit for Bahari, appearing on the TV shows Supergirl and So You Think You Can Dance.
In the summer of 2016, the pair toured as a supporting act for Birdy and as part of Selena Gomez’s “Revival” Tour. The following year, Bahari teamed up with Grey for the song, “I Miss You”, which was released along with a music video directed by Tobias Nathan. 2017 also saw Bahari doing a cover of The Youngbloods’ “Get Together”, which was released as a single and was featured on the TV series Riverdale.
After Bahari left Interscope, they released several independent singles throughout 2018, including “Fucked Up”, whose music video was directed by Zac Wolf, the promotional Buffalo Springfield cover “For What It’s Worth”, “Savage”, and “Chasers”. These new singles marked a departure not just from their record label, but from their old sound and towards an edgier pop and electronic style, a style that was on full display on their debut full-length album that dropped in 2018.
2019 was a particularly busy year for Bahari, as they were featured on Illenium’s single “Crashing”, later included on his debut album, Ascend, self-released the single “:(” (also called “Sad Face”), and collaborated with Sultan & Shepard and Rock Mafia on “Miles to Your Heart” and “Gameboy”.
Of course, never a group to rest on its laurels, Bahari kicked off 2020 by joining Elohim on her U.S. “Group Therapy Tour”, followed by signing with Epic Records. The first release with their label was a remix featuring Bia of their previously released viral hit “Savage”, along with its music video directed by Russell Tandy. Another single Bahari dropped in 2020 include “Waking Up the Neighbors”, which was initially set to be included in their debut studio album, and had a music video, directed by SVN QNS.
2021 saw Bahari release the singles “Bipolar” and “Jackie Kennedy”, along with music videos directed by Michael Jurkovac and Nate Mohler, respectively. Also dropped this year was their second EP, Forget You.
About Brynn Elliot
Brynn Elliot is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, where she spent much of her youth writing and making music, having taught herself to play guitar when she was 15 years old. When she was waitlisted after applying to Harvard University, a family friend sent some of Elliott’s recordings to producer Clif Magness, who invited her to Portland, Oregon where she stayed for a year to intern and write music with him.
Even though Elliot graduated from Harvard with a degree in philosophy, she never stopped making music, and even released two EPs—Notions of Love and Notions of Youth—in 2014 while she was still in college. It was also in 2014 that Elliot went on tour with Tyler Ward, and even opened for such acts as Wilson Phillips and Alanis Morissette. The following summer, she continued her music career by constantly writing and performing, opening for Brandi Carlile on numerous occasions and touring with Grace Potter.
2017 saw the release of two singles, “Might Not Like Me” and “Psycho Stupid Crazy,” both of which featured a more pop-oriented sound than her previous albums. It was also during this time that began to regularly fly to Nashville, Tennessee to work on writing songs with record producer and frequent Taylor Swift collaborator, Nathan Chapman.
2018 was a big year for Elliott, as it was when she signed a record deal with Atlantic Records and Big Yellow Dog Music, which was followed by her first major label single, “Time of Our Lives”. Later in the year, she released her debut major label EP, Time of Our Lives, which was produced by Nathan Chapman.
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Friday, December 10, 2021 at 8pm
1822 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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