David Cook’s 2nd album, “This Loud Morning,” releasing June 28; 1st single “The Last Goodbye” drops Tuesday
Season 7 “American Idol”winner and former Tulsan David Cook will be releasing his sophomore album, “This Loud Morning” (19 Recordings/RCA Records), June 28.
“This Loud Morning” will be made available for pre-sale at www.DavidCookOfficial.com beginning Tuesday, according to a news release.
Cook will be returning to the “American Idol” stage Thursday to perform the album’s first single, “The Last Goodbye.” “Idol” airs at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays on FOX.
“The Last Goodbye” will be available for sale at www.DavidCookOfficial.com, iTunes and all other digital providers, as well as be serviced to radio Tuesday.
“The Last Goodbye” will also be made available as a free instant grat on Tuesday for those who pre-order (or have already pre-ordered) “This Loud Morning” on www.DavidCookOfficial.com. The site also features new premium album configurations, which include exclusive music, merchandise and signed memorabilia.
Executive produced by Matt Serletic (Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty, Collective Soul), “This Loud Morning” features tracks written and co-written by Cook along with many acclaimed songwriters including Tulsa native and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, David Hodges, Kevin Griffin and Marti Frederiksen.
“This album is the culmination of one of the loftiest endeavors I’ve ever undertaken. The end result is an album that I cannot wait to share with everyone,” Cook says in the release.
Earlier this year, Cook recorded the farewell song for the 10th season of “American Idol,” which can be heard every week this season. The song, chosen by “Idol” creator and executive producer Simon Fuller, is a remake of Simple Minds 1985 smash “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”.
Before the singer/songwriter/guitarist had “The Time of My Life” on the reality TV contest, Cook moved from his hometown of Blue Springs, Mo., to Tulsa to join regional band the Midwest Kings. By the time he auditioned for “Idol” in 2007, Cook had launched a solo career, playing a regular date every other Wednesday at Tulsa’s Gray Snail Saloon.
After winning the “Idol” crown in Season 7, Cook went on to sell more than 1 million copies of his self-titled debut album and set out on a yearlong nationwide tour in support of his multiple hit singles. Released Nov. 18, 2008, “David Cook” (19 Recordings / RCA Records) entered the Billboard charts at No. 3 and the digital album charts at No. 1, marking the best debut from an “American Idol” winner since 2006.
Collectively the songs from “David Cook” have sold more than 2 million tracks and ringtones combined. Cook’s coronation single, “The Time of My Life” was certified platinum and is not only the biggest single debut but the highest-selling coronation single in the show’s history.