We’re living through troubling times, so naturally we’re looking for any means of escape to soothe our psyches. And one artist bringing a multi-layered approach and a jolt of optimism via his irresistible new offering is Californian singer-songwriter Cody Lovaas with “Flowers on the Freeway”.
It’s a let-your-troubles-melt-away kind of deal, with the song trickling into the airwaves with a minimal piano production before stirring into a soulful lo-fi arrangement. Lovaas’ velvety vocals showcase his songwriting prowess, as he explores finding beauty in the everyday moments. An important sentiment right now. And the tongue-in-cheek short film is a cinematic exploration of a youth spent falling in and out of love in a small beach town – and will have you rooting for the underdog at every turn. We love to see it.
“I was in a pretty dark place at the beginning of quarantine…” Lovaas explains about the inspiration behind the track. “I wasn’t making music I loved or seeing my career progress in the ways I wanted it to. Luckily, I met a very special human who became my best friend. She really helped me see things clearly again and focus on what’s important. “Flowers on the Freeway” is about finding something beautiful in an ugly place.”
At the tender age of 14, Lovaas was performing at an intimate open mic in his beachside hometown of Carlsbad, when he caught the attention of revered artist Jason Mraz, who took it upon himself to mentor him and develop him as his protégé. The artist began honing his craft in studio sessions in Los Angeles, and by the age of 20, he had penned hundreds of songs. With “Flowers on the Freeway” marking his first single of the year – 2021 is sure to be a big year for the rising star.
Watch the short film for “Flowers on the Freeway” below…