Joined by drummer Adrian Cota and bassist Shareef Addo, Cody wrote the songs comprising Wave One. For the first time, the multi-talented artist hopped behind the board and personally produced and recorded the set at studios in Santa Monica, Newport Beach, and Hollywood, preserving the vision’s integrity in the process. In order to give the full scope of that vision, he releases the project in its entirety during the fall of 2017, eschewing a standard single plan.
In the end, the Tide represents Cody at heart.
“The reason behind the name was I wanted this body of work to be an audio replication of what the Tide is as an element of nature,” he leaves off. “During that one summer, I had so many revelatory experiences. I wanted to be an exemplar of the Tide’s flow. It was about taking people back to that primitive innocence and being able to appreciate that. Music is the best vehicle to do so.”