He’s put a pause on his music career in recent years to focus on his Olympic ambitions. But it seems Cody Simpson isn’t done with the music industry completely. The 25-year-old made an appearance on Sunrise on Thursday when he said he might soon release a ‘swimming-themed’ album.
‘It would come down to whether I had the time and energy to put into it, but it definitely isn’t the first time I’ve thought about it. Maybe a team themed song of some kind,’ he added with a laugh.
‘Will there be a swimming-themed album anytime soon?’ host David ‘Kochie’ Koch asked Cody. ‘I haven’t not thought about it, to be honest,’ Cody said.
Cody appeared on Sunrise alongside swimming champion Ariarne Titmus who quickly quipped that she ‘won’t be in it’. ‘Ariarne’s singing backup,’ Cody joked. Cody, who is good friends with Justin Bieber, rose to fame as a baby-faced musician back in 2010, before releasing hits including iYiYi and La Da Dee.
The three swimmers are now competing in Birmingham. Rumours of a rift between Chalmers and Simpson have dominated the back pages in the lead-up to last month’s world championships and have been the main talking point surrounding the Australian team’s success at the Commonwealth Games so far.
Cody won gold this week for his performance in the 4x100m freestyle relay. However a lot of media coverage has been around the supposed ‘love triangle’ of Australian swimming, featuring Cody, his girlfriend Emma McKeon, 28, and her ex-boyfriend Kyle Chalmers, 24.
Speaking at a press conference in Birmingham after winning gold on Saturday, Chalmers threatened to quit swimming if ‘false news’ continued to circulate that he was in a feud with Simpson and former flame McKeon.
‘It’s all just false news that is actually just crap. It’s honestly just a load of s**t that is not true,’ he said. He also denied rumours of a rift with McKeon following their awkward chemistry during the 4x100m freestyle mixed relay on Friday.