Atlanta bred, Kodie Shane is one of the best artist coming from the South. The 20-year-old is just getting started and with the release of her debut album ‘Young Hearthrob‘ she is off to a great start. The 15-track album shows her diversity as an artist giving us pop and rap altogether. Features include Trippie Redd and TK Kravitz. She looks like she will endure a long and successful time in the music industry due to her awesome talent as a rapper & singer. She also has a personal style that sets her apart from many acts in the showbiz. Her 2018, has been nothing short of amazing and with co-sign’s from artist like Lil Yachty and many more you should keep her on your radar. She recently, announced that she will be headlining a tour in support of her debut album. Dates are set across North America and Europe. The tour kicks off on February 2nd, cities like New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles are on the schedule. She has toured with the likes of Billie Ellish, Jhene Aiko, Juice WRLD, Lil Yachty and more.
We spoke with Kodie to talk about her debut album and why she named it ‘Young HeartThrob,’. She gave us a few of her favorite tracks off the album and also explained who she grew up being inspired by as a young girl. She ditches on how many pairs of kicks she currently owns and the inspiration behind her personal style. Being from Atlanta, we also asked Kodie if the Super Bowl committee picked the right halftime act to represent Atlanta next year.
Make sure you check out her latest album, ‘Young HeartThrob’ here. Take a look at her tour dates below and see if she will be coming to your city.
Official 2019 Tour Dates:
2/2 Stockholm, Sweden – Obaren
2/6 Copenhagen, Denmark – Hotel Cecil
2/8 Berlin, Germany – Berghain Kantine
2/9 Cologne, Germany – Cub Bahnhof Ehrenfeld (Hush Hush Party)
2/10 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
2/12 Paris, France – La Bellevilloise
2/13 London, UK – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
2/22 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
2/24 Los Angeles, CA – Echo
2/26 San Francisco, CA – Noise Pop Festival @ Café Du Nord
2/28 Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
3/1 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
3/2 Washington, D.C. – Songbyrd
3/3 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
3/5 New York, NY – SOB’s
3/7 Boston, MA – Great Scott
3/9 Toronto, Ontario – Drake Hotel
3/10 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues, Camridge Room
3/11 Detroit, MI – Shelter
3/13 Chicago, IL – Reggies
3/17 Dallas, TX – House of Blues, Cambridge Room
3/20 Houston, TX – House of Blues, Bronze Peacock
Why did you choose the title ‘Young HeartThrob’ for your debut album?
I think saying that has been my thing. Like since 2014, I been saying it. Alot of people don’t know but it’s the name of my company as well. So for my first album I just felt it would be right to name it that.
Which tracks on the album are your favorites?
This is a pretty hard question because I love all my records. But for me my most favorite is probably High Speed, Learning, End Like That, Don’t Worry About It, Thinking Bout U. I have a lot of favorites, but I do have favorites.
Who were artist that you grew inspiration from growing up?
Alot of artist that inspired to be who I am today I would say Frank Ocean, Andre 3000, Lauryn Hill. Being young growing up I really loved Ashanti & Ja-Rule.
Any artist that you would like to work with on any upcoming project in the future?
Frank Ocean, I would love to work with Kendrick Lamar that would be fire. I only want to work with people I genuinely love. I want to work with Young Thug, yeah that would be cool.
Growing up In Atlanta, you mentioned that Andre 3000 is someone you drew inspiration from growing up. Why was that?
Honestly, the way he flows, raps and the way he puts words together. The way he says things are so cool. Someone can say the same thing as him but he will say it in a totally different way. The way he tells stories. His storytelling.
Are their any current artist coming from Atlanta that you like?
I like Gunna. 6lack.
The super bowl is in ATL this year and Maroon 5 is the half-time super bowl act, do you believe the NFL could’ve chose someone else to represent ATL?
I think Outkast would’ve been the move. I think Outkast would’ve been crazy at the super-bowl. Even like they could’ve did something really cool where they pick multiple Atlanta artist and the ones who have music together. It could’ve been Thug, It could’ve been the Migos, and Cardi could’ve came out and then Lil Baby could’ve came out it. It could’ve been huge. So huge. I think they kinda dropped the ball on that. Shouts out to the Super bowl, shout-out to the NFL.
You have a dope style, explain your personal style and did you have any style inspirations growing up?
For me my style is like. I like what I like, I like cool stuff. I like leather, straps and I like black. I think what inspired my style was when ASAP Rocky came out that was like a moment for fashion.
Are you a big sneakerhead?
Yes, I’m super into sneakers actually.
How many pairs of sneakers do you have in your closet by an estimate?
I probably got like 100 pairs of shoes in my house that belong to me. I’m being modest.
What pair of kicks are your favorite right now?
I feel like I need some new shoes. But, I like my Jordan 12’s. They like my favorite right now for some reason.
What is your opinion on the state of hip-hop, Today, Will.I.am came out and said that Hip-hop is at the lowest it’s ever been. How do you feel about that and do you think Hip-hop is making progress?
I think on the other hand this is a really great moment for the youth and music, females and for everybody getting to have their moment. On the other hand I think it’s very saturated with alot of the same sound and alot of the same people, not alot of people have much to say. But, we still have that moment my mom said the other day listen to these lyrics from (Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight) like Da-Hip-Hop-Da-Hip to like c’mon bro so it’s like that didn’t make sense, what was he talking about. But we not gone say it was the lowest point in hip-hop because he wasn’t saying nothing. So I don’t know. Will. I. am is like a OG, so for him to say that obviously I see where he coming from, but hopefully history will repeat itself.
Any album that you’re bumping lately other than your own?
Jaden Smith’s album is really fire it just dropped not to long ago. A few song’s on championships that I like. East Atlanta Love Letter was fire.
Last words to your fans.
I will say if you have ‘Young HeartThrob’ I love you and appreciate you. Keep going. We going crazy go get your tickets to Young Hearthrob the tour. Feb 5th, we going crazy. It’s a movie.
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