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Universally hailed as a thrilling new figure in music for his edgy, lo-fi debut, The Headphone Masterpiece, back in 2002, Cody ChesnuTT is a soul troubadour whose frank, socially conscious ruminations on life continue to challenge popular notions of what modern soul music can look
and sound like: a raw storyteller for the people wearing a guitar and a toothpick-chewing smirk; a wide-eyed, intense soul brother in a crazy-fly get-up singing about bedraggled love in the land of Lost Angeles – h. He’s all of that, and, but wiser now while , but still wearing poetic license on his skin like a battle scar. The Atlanta native has always stood his own creative ground, ever since he first holed himself up in his bedroom to record The Headphone Masterpiece,
armed with his DIY musical arsenal: a drum machine, an array of instruments, a dusty four two-track cassette recorder and a giant pair of headphones to block out the world. The result was an unvarnished collection of songs – , 3639 in total, which alchemized his love of a multitude of styles: classic rock, rhythm and blues, pop, punk and gospel music.
Landing On A Hundred, Cody’s second full-length LP, marks his return to the music game after a period of family-man retreat and reflection that did a world of good for him after his meteoric rise to near fame. The title is a reference to the slang saying, “Keeping It One Hundred,” or telling the whole truth, and for lovers of true blue Southern soul this new album is a must-have — he recorded it with a ten-piece band in Memphis-based Royal Studios, the sonic birthplace of some
of the deepest works by soul and blues luminaries like Al Green, Buddy Guy and Ike & Tina Turner.
As Cody explains it, “The original tracks were cut on two-inch tape.My hands were tingling, because I got to sing on the actual microphone that Al Green recorded
with. Nothing has changed. The downhome acoustic treatments are still in place.”