[Q&A] Cody Lovaas Won’t Be Sleeping on a ‘Pull Out Couch’ for Much Longer

By Alissa Arunarsirakul // June 11, 2020

By no means is Cody Lovaas to be overlooked. The multifaceted Californian doesn’t shy away from confessional lyricism, nor is he afraid of fusing infectious pop with acoustic stylings. To showcase this very fearlessness, Lovaas is proud to present his impeccable new EP, Pull Out Couch

On Pull Out Couch, Cody Lovaas reflected,

“From love that tried to withstand geographical struggles, to a twenty-one-year-old trying to figure himself out, to a five-year-long cat and mouse relationship, I wrote all these songs when I first moved to Los Angeles, sleeping on my manager’s pull out couch.”

To celebrate the release of his new music, we recently chatted with Cody Lovaas about promises, celery juice, and of course, Pull Out Couch.

HH: When you first moved to Los Angeles, you were sleeping on your manager’s pull out couch. How long did that last for? What are some of the best memories you two share from back then?

CL: Well, I’m still sleeping on her pull out couch. Or at least I was until this whole shindig pandemic started being a problem. I really cherish our backyard conversations talking about where she’s going, where I am, and where we’re going together. She’s really like a second mom to me except she gives me a lot more wine.

HH: How does it feel to finally have Pull Out Couch in the world? 

CL: So much went into creating this project and it is definitely my proudest work yet. I couldn’t be happier now that it’s out especially hearing what it means to all my fans and friends.

HH: You’ve shared that you made a promise to yourself to stop making excuses during the creation of “Tired.” Can you share some of your accomplishments since then?

CL: Well, I can stand on one foot for a whole minute straight, I’ve been making green juices and my nerf gun game is full on unstoppable at this point. But in all seriousness, I’ve really been working on myself and my own consciousness and I feel really great about where I’m headed.

HH: We’ve all had moments like the one you describe in “OH NO!” What would you say to anyone who’s currently going through this? 

CL: OH NO! Block the calls.

HH: How would you say you’ve grown since 2019’s Honestly

CL: This EP was definitely different for me. The ball was more in my court than ever. This was the first project that I really took the production into my own hands. I’ve always been very involved with production of my records, but this was definitely on a whole new level… and I loved it. There’s nothing more rewarding than making every single decision and being a part of every single second spent in the studio.

HH: We noticed you’re a fan of making celery juice… What’s your favorite type of juice?

CL: WOW. I’m so happy you asked. So happy. Here’s my lil recipe! Three celery stocks, one cucumber, two apples, one orange, one lemon, one lime, ginger, and turmeric!

HH: If you could turn back time and write any hit song, which would it be? 

CL: Hannah Montana theme song! And second… “Imagine” by John Lennon.

HH: What are your three hidden hits?

CL: YES. “Little Bit” by my dear friends, Hablot Brown. “Lonely Shade of Blue” by another stellar human, Nick Leng. “Valleys (My Love)” by Whitney.

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