With all of the uncertainty felt in youth, one thing has been eminent for Florida based songwriter Cody Copeland- to keep evolving. With every album, in slightly different ways, he draws inspiration from soft-spoken crooners like Roy Orbison, a childhood favorite, then surprises you with a synth-drenched take on what he calls “experimental folk”. Cody’s melodies, acoustic guitar plucks, driven dance drums, and sweet textural slabs of synths reach in the direction of gently reinventing the genre of folk. For his live performances, Cody takes the act of multitasking to a new level. Acoustic guitar, vintage synthesizers, analog and electronic drums and glockenspiel are all used, backing a velvety and warm vocal delivery. In 2009, he released his first album of self-written and recorded songs, titled Luster. Then, in 2011, after moving from Freeport, FL to Chicago, IL, he released “Happenings”, heavily laced with glittery synthesizers, dance drums, and touching on new-wave pop sensibilities. Due to be released in January of 2013, “Two States” is the product of living in two polar opposite places during the writing and production of one album. Take the liveliness of the streets of Chicago, add the desolation of the dunes on the Gulf of Mexico, find yourself traveling back and forth, and you have the rhythm behind “Two States”. His songwriting takes you from new love to old, betrayal to forgiveness, hometown to downtown and everywhere in between, all with a softness that comforts you from your worst days to your best.