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Dark Pop Artist & Actor, Cody Carrera releases cover of Mandy Moore’s “When I Wasn’t Watching” 

Listening to Cody Carrera’s music one wouldn’t automatically compare him to Mandy Moore, but according to Carrera, that couldn’t be further from the truth. He cites Moore, as well as a slew of eclectic female pop stars like Cher, Madonna, Björk, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa as inspirations. 

“When I first heard “When I Wasn’t Watching” I was just blown away. The melody, the lyrics, the music video. Everything stayed with me. It was so simplistic, yet said so much. I just knew I had to put my spin on it. I wanted to thank Mandy and the writers for crafting such an incredible composition.” Carrera says.

In truth, the melancholic song fits right in with Carrera’s discography. Carrera who is also an actor and can be seen in episodes of “Glee”, “Lab Rats” and “Homicide Hunter” came right out of the gate with his music career releasing his first song “Your Sin”. With its shocking lyrics and even more shocking music video, it earned him “Best Music Video” in 2018 at the Official Latino Short Film Festival and garnered an appearance on NBC. His most recent release “Get In Line” which shows him in a slaughterhouse, is a metaphor for the deterioration of dating in today’s technological world and was inspired by the novel and Scarlett Johansson film Under The Skin.

“I just go with my gut. I say what I want to say and follow the art.” Carrera has been working on new material, but is keeping mum on the project- for now. “I can confirm I’ve been in the studio and I’m working on new material, but that’s all I’m going to say for now. Slow and steady wins the race.”