Cody Critcheloe aka SSION is a New York City based songwriter, musician, visual artist and director. For over a decade, Critcheloe has recorded and toured as the music act SSION – pronounced “SHUN” – releasing the full lengths albums Fools Gold in 2008 and Bent in 2012, with 2018 seeing the release of new album “O”. What began as a high school punk band in Kentucky and Kansas City has since evolved into a multidimensional pop performance project known for its bending of genre, infectious pop hooks and a string of critically acclaimed self-directed music video for songs like “My Love Grows in The Dark,” “Earthquake”, “Luvbazaar,” and “High.”
Fusing elements of grunge, psychedelic rock, glam, punk and ‘80’s MTV pop, SSION synthesizes a young lifetime of turn-of-the-millennium sonic references into an aesthetically singular vision of modern song craft. This has earned him a rabid and devoted fan base that extends from Brooklyn to California, Mexico, Spain, France, England, Russia, Canada, the Midwest and beyond. SSION’s fun and defiant pop output recalls a more progressive and liberated eta in popular music, placing him within the lineage of artists like Henry Rollins, Freddie Mercury, George Michael, Pet Shop Boys, David Bowie, Boy George and Roxy Music.