TORONTO – Some of the hundreds of young girls who packed into Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square Thursday for a free concert by pop star Cody Simpson arrived as much as 14 hours before he was set to hit the stage.
“It’s crazy,” said Simpson, as he looked out over the crowd from the second floor of the Hard Rock Café. “I flew in from Atlanta at 6, so it’s crazy to think that people were here waiting before I even took a plane to Toronto.”
The fan frenzy for the 16-year-old Australian singer follows the release of his sophomore album Surfer’s Paradise and the single “Pretty Brown Eyes” (the video has been viewed 9.6 million times on YouTube).
Simpson also spoke about taking more control of his career, his plans to go back into the recording studio – and what he does to make himself a better artist.
Watch the video for “Pretty Brown Eyes” here: