David Cook's Album 'This Loud Morning' Set for June 28 Release

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Via tweet from RCA:

David Cook’s new album “This Loud Morning” will be released on June 28th! Pre-sale starts April 19th!

Actually, you can pre-order This Loud Morning’ at David’s Official Website now, and get a free download of the Simple Mind’s cover, “Don’t You Forget About Me” that’s being used at the Idol farewell song.

David is set to appear on American Idol next Thursday to sing the lead single “The Last Goodbye”, for sale at DavidCookOfficial.com, iTunes and all other digital providers, as well as be serviced to radio on April 19th.

Says David, “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.”

Read the entire press release after the jump.

(New York – NY) – Season 7 American Idol winner David Cook will be releasing his sophomore album, This Loud Morning (19 Recordings/RCA Records), on June 28th. This Loud Morning will be made available for pre-sale at DavidCookOfficial.com beginning on April 19th.

Cook will be returning to the American Idol stage on April 21st to perform the first single, “The Last Goodbye.” “The Last Goodbye” will be available for sale at DavidCookOfficial.com, iTunes and all other digital providers, as well as be serviced to radio on April 19th.

“The Last Goodbye” will also be made available as a free instant grat on April 19th for those who pre-order (or have already pre-ordered) This Loud Morning on 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, David Hodges, Ryan Tedder, Kevin Griffin and Marti Frederiksen.

Says Cook, “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.”

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 American Idol creator and Executive Producer Simon Fuller, is a remake of Simple Minds 1985 smash “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”.

After winning the Idol crown in season 7, Cook went on to sell over 1 million copies of his self-titled debut album and set out on a year long nationwide tour in support of his multiple hit singles. Released on November 18th, 2008, David Cook (19 Recordings / RCA Records) entered the Billboard charts at #3 and the digital album charts at #1, marking the best debut from an American Idol winner since 2006. Collectively the songs from David Cook have sold over 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.

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  • pattycake

    Wow, another delay! but awesome they have finally committed to a date. I can’t wait!
    Is this “tweet” the press release that took 3 weeks to release?

  • leome

    Seems like a smart move to have it on pre-sale when the single is released and the week he goes on idol. I’m sure he’ll get a few extra pre-sales from that.

    I like the album title.

    Oh, and that’s 2 months and 10 days for the single to work the radios? Here’s hoping it catchs up.

  • windmills

    IMO there’s got to be a press release forthcoming in the next couple of hours.

    That’s 10 weeks from the single going out to album release. If I counted right :P One week more than Daughtry’s No Surprise/Leave This Town and 2 weeks more than Kelly’s My Life Would Suck Without You/All I Ever Wanted. Good timing IMO to give his single some time on the radio. He’ll be on 1 of the morning summer concert series shows outside too, either GMA or Today.

    That’s an interesting title. It sounds like a lyric moreso than a song title.

  • fadetowhite

    There’s a date at last!

    I’m so happy to see a date, that I don’t care that it’s two months off.

    But – seriously – it’s probably a good thing, re: a publicity cycle and allowing the single to work.

    Seems like RCA are going to do a proper push.

  • leome

    omg, there’s an album cover and what looks like a PR on DCO.
    http://www.davidcookofficial.com/us/news/david-cooks-sophomore-album-be-released-628

    I like that cover. Very very much!!!

  • Trina

    I LOVE the title. LOVE! There better be a freaking itunes banner up there after his Idol appearance. Its the least they can do.
    Definitely seems like a good amount of time to work the single to radio. Hes doing a WPLJ interview next week so I hope they play TLG! They still play all his other songs.

    That’s an interesting title. It sounds like a lyric moreso than a song title.

    Like Daughtry. “Leave This Town” came from a line in “September”.

    OMG holy shit the album cover :o That is gorgeous!

  • sr4mjc

    Beyonce is rumored to be dropping June 21st, good to stay out of her way. Not too much on this list yet

    http://www.pauseandplay.com/28june2011.htm

  • fadetowhite

    I love the cover – what a huge improvement on DCTR!

    And I no longer have to refer to the new album as DCTR2.

    Wonder if ‘This loud morning’ is a play on words, given things he’s said about the album recently, but I wouldn’t go any further on speculation than that.

  • leome

    So, looks like the pre-sale is only on DCO for now. ok. And for you Trina, no Claude Kelly mention :(

  • IndyMuse

    Intruiguing title. I think that will grab some interest by itself.

  • tinawina

    I do like that album cover. Its really cool.

    He looks good in the picture above, but he also looks like he’s trying to hypnotize me. :D (ETA: mj switched it out! It was the new one that popped up yesterday.)

    Yay to a nice amount of time between single drop and album drop. That should help.

    Boo to a Friday press release if they do send it out today.

    Yay for the start of radio promo… PLJ here we come!

  • Joyed

    I love the title. I actually thought it could turn into another “The Anthemic” naming of the band, sounding too earnest situation, but no, I love it unequivocally. It is evocative and lovely.

    Also, so pleased with the cover. Love that it is outside, and love the amps in the field. It actually supports the title.

    Also, cool that apparently the branding of his name they used on the first CD is carrying over into this one.

    Happy fan! :D

  • Balance

    I love every thing about this (except for the 2 months away part)! Now bring on the full stream of TLG!!

  • koshka

    NICE Cover! I think the single release date & the album release date are nicely spaced. I think RCA tends to push the single too late. The reality is that idols need help with radio push to get the momentum going, so the single now has some time to build.

  • IndyMuse

    I love the cover and I love the title! yay.

  • Valentin432

    Can’t believe he’s finally goinjg to release his album almost three years after the first one!

    FWIW I like the title and the cover.

  • blissful

    Like the cover much better than the debut — I’ll take SidewaysCook over AngryCook any day. I like the natural light and the title, but not the font. Also wish his band could have been included.

    But I’m glad RCA’s is preparing the way for the single debut on Idol — got to make it easy for those impulse buyers. Will it be available at other outlets?

  • CindyM

    I like the cover :) Congrats Cook fans!

  • Buffynut

    Didn’t I already pre-order this album at AO? Why does it say pre-orders start on April 19th?

  • windmills

    tinawina: Boo to a Friday press release if they do send it out today.

    What do you have against Friday? Yesterday was Thursday, tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes afterwards! :P

    They had to do the Friday press release to coordinate with AI announcing Cook’s AI performance this morning.

    I definitely like the cover! Congratulations Cook fans!!!!

  • aa618892

    Don’t know about the title but that cover is great! Happy for DC fans! I know you have been waiting a loooooong time!

  • standtotheright

    This Loud Morning features tracks written and co-written by Cook

    Solo-penned track(s)? Iiiinteresting.

    Didn’t I already pre-order this album at AO? Why does it say pre-orders start on April 19th?

    April 19 is the “all retailers” date (iTunes, Amazon, etc.).

  • girlygirl

    Love the title! Nice cover, too!

    “Lofty endeavor,” huh David?

    June 28th will be here before we know it :)

  • pattycake

    I wasn’t expecting the press release on a Friday, but after nearly 3 years of waiting, I will take it whenever it comes. The cover and title are awesome! They are cohesive, unisex, and interesting. A huge improvement from DCTR as I expect the music will be as well. Happy Friday!!!

  • fanaround

    Love, love, love the title!

  • tinawina

    What do you have against Friday? Yesterday was Thursday, tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes afterwards! :P

    LOL! WE SO EXCITED!!!!! :D

    They had to do the Friday press release to coordinate with AI announcing Cook’s AI performance this morning.

    You are right, I’ll take what I can get at this point.

    Woo-hoo!

  • sma11ie

    tracks written and co-written by Cook

    HOLY CRAPCAKES, are we getting solo Cook on this record?!

    no Claude Kelly mention

    Boo on that, though… hmm.

    Beyonce is rumored to be dropping June 21st, good to stay out of her way.

    That would’ve been kind of poetic though, if he dropped with Beyonce again, since he did in 2008 as well.

  • Balance

    What do you have against Friday? Yesterday was Thursday, tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes afterwards!

    Bwah!

    Why am I so excited by a stupid album name? I love it so much!

    While I was waiting for the pic of the cover to open I was chanting to myself “please let me love it, please let me love it” and lo and behold, I do! So happy that there is nothing to angst over. So.Happy.

  • ladymadonna

    They had to do the Friday press release to coordinate with AI announcing Cook’s AI performance this morning.

    Yeah the Internet and 24-hour cable news cycles means the “no press releases on Friday” PR rule of thumb has gone the way of the dinosaur. The timing of this makes perfect sense.

    I dig the mood of the title and the cover. I don’t think Cook was fooling when he said they were going for a different type of “sonic landscape.” You can hear it in the clips that have played over the album teaser videos too. All in all I’m rather giddy this loud morning.

  • fadetowhite

    While I was waiting for the pic of the cover to open I was chanting to myself “please let me love it, please let me love it” and lo and behold, I do! So happy that there is nothing to angst over. So.Happy.

    :lol

    Yeah – I’m revelling in this novel feeling!

  • sma11ie

    Also, so pleased with the cover. Love that it is outside, and love the amps in the field. It actually supports the title.

    Me too, love the amps and speakers and the morning sunlight. This Loud Morning indeed! My only nitpick is I wish we had sideways David holding his trusty AC Les Paul at his side. Cuz you know, he is a WGWG, and that’s why he won AI, I need to be reminded of that, hee!

  • aga

    Love the cover!! YAY!!!

  • Balance

    See fadetowhite….I told you he wouldn’t let you break up with him ;)

  • kathrynTX

    *Waves & flails* to fadetowhite & tierbee! WOOOOT! Listening to RITD right now…lalala. YAY for June 28 release! I had hoped for by end of March, but ya know…I ain’t writing and singing and playing and making the record…so I had to wait. heh. Sounds to me like you can still “pre-order” (isn’t that just ordering?) and get the freebies. I got my order in when DYFAM came out. And now we get the single April 19!

    Cover is OK with me. I do like the contrasts. I always like contrasts – visually, texturally, aurally (is that right? I mean soundily). I am REALLY getting a throwback feeling from the music I’ve heard to date and now from this cover even…like 1970s cover and lots of 1980s sounds. But it’s all just a little off…like some people we all know (Cook & crew, not you guys).

    I kinda expected more of a “band” thing this time around. But OK. We’ll see what happens next!

    Can’t wait! Geez I love his voice. Please please please let me hear it on the radio.

  • Trina

    Hes still very much a solo artist so I knew the band wasnt going to be included on the cover. Neal didnt even know he had the photoshoot coming up the week before it. Minority opinion and all but eh, but I’m fine with the band not being front and center.

  • MollyAnnMay

    Holy crap. That’s quite a sight first thing in the morning.

    This LOUD morning. Yeah!

    Fantastic cover — beautiful, but with some sneaky humor to it. And it fits the terrific title really well.

    If that sets the tone for the music it is going to be a happy summer.

    And now I have to decide if I want to read what everyone else thinks or head back to the bunker. *g*

  • AllenTX

    Love the title and cover. What happened to his band? Didn’t they get an official name or something? So the band never got signed, I guess.

  • fadetowhite

    See fadetowhite….I told you he wouldn’t let you break up with him

    Uh-huh – sneaky so-and-so that he is.

  • suenigma

    Wow, that album title makes me feel both elated and sad! It seems like both a celebration and a goodbye, and it has been a public mourning, in a way.

    In terms of the cover, I was just hoping to get NOT serial killer Cook, and no blood red, but my hopes have been far, far surpassed. Gorgeous!

  • Buffynut

    David is a solo artist. I would never have expected the band to be on the cover.

  • leome

    From all thos songs we have titles so far, the only one co-written with Kevin Griffin is Fade Into Me. It could be the one making into the album.
    I didn’t find any song with Marti Frederiksen. I think this is the first time I hear of him.

  • progression

    HOLY CRAPCAKES, are we getting solo Cook on this record?!

    I think Paper Heart is a solo write? And it’s on the record per #Newsfromthe Source, lol. (ETA: apparently tha’ts wrong, lol. Nevermind, nothing see here…..)

    Also liking the cover. Love the amps, and the lighting. Going with a profile shot was a good move too. Nice work art people!

    “Lofty endeavor,” huh David?

    lol! That’s the Dave we know and love.

  • Truthiness

    *rubs eyes* It’s really here? It’s not just some dream?

    Only a bit more wait to hear actual NEW music from David. Looking forward to it. And I think it’s wicked smaht to have the single and pre-release of the album avail on the same day, and just a few days before his AI appearance for his new single. I’m liking that.

    Okay album title, and okay album cover. Certainly improvements in both from his last one. ;)

    So not just Cookie crumbs this time, but actual news! and good news at that, all the way around. Yay!

  • pineappletree

    Love the title of Cook’s new album!

  • standtotheright

    David is gets promoted as a solo artists. I would never have expected the band to be on the cover.

    Fixed. He thinks of it as a band. For whatever reason, the label doesn’t. I do wonder if the Grammy nominations changes might change the incentives for presenting someone as a solo act, because bands are going to suck up all the nominations now anyway.

  • Eileen99

    AWESOME cover, I really love it!

    Also anxious to hear the new single – congratulations Cook fans!

  • Trina

    Daughtry has been working with Marti Frederiksen. I think Marti wrote a couple of songs on Carrie’s “Play On”.

  • unidentified

    I love everything about this. Love love the CD name “This Loud Morning.” Love infinity and beyond the CD cover, the photo, the color, the font, love it all.

    Been waiting so long for new music, I can do 2 months and some days, while standing on my head. So yay!

  • Esqt

    Very nice cover!

  • ladymadonna

    Yeah, another two months to wait is no sweat at this point, especially since those two months will be filled with radio promo, print media, TV spots as we get closer to the album, etc. I am reminded of a quote from The Wire, when Avon tells Stringer that if you get your mind right, you only do two days in prison no matter how long your bid is…the day you go in and the day you come out. I’m expecting June 22 to be an interminable day.

    I’m just glad they are giving the single time to build on the radio before the album hits the street. At the end of the day, Cook ended up on a very similar timeline to Daughtry for the sophomore release.

  • artemis

    I love the title and the cover. I’m so glad RCA is getting the single out early enough to get some radioplay and build momentum for the album drop-that has not always been their practice in the past.

  • TreeFrog

    Love the title and and love the cover. Both are quite poetic.

  • Trina

    I noticed it was Race Taylor who tweeted PLJ would be talking to him next week. Race fanboyed over him bigtime the last time David was at PLJ and he’s the one who a few months when after he played CBTM said he was anxious for new Cook music. I have high hopes for a spin!

  • BootStar

    LOVE the title and like the album cover a lot. Yay!

    I think the timing of the rollout sounds pretty “strategery”! :-D What’s a couple more months after all this time? Hoping the single makes for a great end-of-school-year break-up song.

    “Lofty endeavor,” huh David?

    Well, I think for Cook it most definitely was among the “loftiest endeavors (he’s) ever undertaken,” even if it doesn’t facilitate world peace, etc. (Although I suppose it could.) ;-)

  • ladymadonna

    I have high hopes for a spin!

    If WPLJ doesn’t give The Last Goodbye a spin it will be the first sign of the apocalypse.

  • Kirsten

    Great cover. Most Idol album covers kind of suck, but this one looks interesting. Plus, it looks like Cook. Too often, they do so much photoshopping they might as well have hired a model to do the cover instead.

  • music78girl

    Man, I can’t even express how excited I am for this album! Been a long wait since the last one. But I’m sure Cook made it worth the wait. ;)

  • Soberba

    Loved the title. The cover not so much. I’m excited to hear his new single next week. I like his voice a lot.

  • cookcricket

    Cover and title: Love them! I think I’ll buy it! (Okay I already planned to.) Above and beyond my expectations.

    Music: After two and a half yrs. to make, trim the fat, spice, marinate, spice and marinate some more…I hope this loftiest of endeavors at least meet my expectations (or mostly). Here’s to hoping he’s Cooked a good one! Hee…sorry.

  • GreenHippo

    As usual I am late to the Party. May I come in and flail with you all?
    I am pinching myself, we are getting somewhere now. YAY :)
    I really love this title and I almost love the cover, this weird looking shirt piece hanging down by his crotch somehow bothers me. The pattern is like one of those black and white hypnotic spinners…hmm… maybe that’s the intent? *I am hypnotically looking at your crotch* – LOL :lol:

  • sunchick

    I’m later to the party. Mark this day on your callendars, y’all…the day the angsting died. Ish. For now. Until June 28. Anyway…

    It’s perfect. The title, the cover, the ombre effect on the font, the fact that the press release quoted David saying “lofty endeavor..” LOL I even love that his tie is slightly askew, which may or may not have been a happy accident.

  • wjmtv

    “Culmination, “loftiest endeavors,” and “undertaken,” all in a single sentence. God I love this man.

    Quite the sartorial statement, too. Wheeee!

  • Balance

    The pattern is like one of those black and white hypnotic spinners…hmm… maybe that’s the intent? *I am hypnotically looking at your crotch* – LOL

    LOLOL. While I like that theory, if you click on the picture and see the full size, the hypnotic spinners go away. I’m sure it’s just a computer monitor thing and on the actual CD you’ll be able to tell that it’s just plain ol’ stripes. But don’t let that take your enjoyment away. ;)

    eta: You know what I love almost as much as the album cover and title? The almost universal love among the Cook fans for both. So unusual and so welcome. Good things to come I tell ya….good things.

  • tierbee

    Um, I’m late to the party. This is a trend lately. I’m not even in my bunker, WTF?

    Well, ok, I will confess. I’m taking *mumblety* surveys and quizzes and crap like that to get points to put in 3,214 entries to win tickets to the AcousticDave little concert thingy at 94.7.

    Whew. Confession over.

    SO – wow. I am happy! Album cover = love. Album title is very cool. Idol next week. Single next week. Concert! Race for Hope!

    YAY!!!

  • tierbee

    You know what I love almost as much as the album cover and title? The almost universal love among the Cook fans for both. So unusual and so welcome. Good things to come I tell ya….good things.

    I’m wondering if I maybe should convert my bunker to “end of the world” mode instead of “hide and enjoy Cookie music” mode?

    I love him and his lofty goals. I can’t help it. :)

  • lifeisgood

    Cover is cool and I really like the album title too.

  • Buffynut

    Just noticed he is wearing those great pants he wore in Las Vegas last weekend.

  • Fullmoon

    Love the album cover and album title so much better than the single cover. After 3yrs off Idol couldn’t they start that press release of with recording artist David Cook or superstar David Cook, anything but Season 7 American Idol. Cut the umbilical cord already.

  • Listening

    OMGosh like everytime i’m away from my computer for a while all this new David Cook stuff comes out, Nice.

    So i’m liking this album cover it’s such a departure from the first album cover. The Debut album cover was stark this one is full of color and life. This is what an extended period of time to work on your album will get you Me likey, so far it’s been worth the wait.

    This Loud Morning the title is intriguing and compliments the the cover a tranquil day is about to get blasted wide awake by David Cook’s music.

    I AM SO EXCITED!

  • sma11ie

    I love, but don’t FLOVE the album cover. I have a few nitpicks (would’ve loved to see his eyes, a guitar, slightly different font for the title), but overall, it’s pretty awesome. I love the overall composition, the colors, and the lighting, the way the speakers are positioned, even his awkward stance staring into the distance. I also find it’s kind of hypnotic. I can’t stop staring at the grass in the foreground—interesting choice to have that be so sharp and in focus compared to everything else. I am also drawn to the top of David’s hair, and how similar it looks to the grass, LMAO. No, not drawn to the crotch, haha.

    tierbee, those surveys on that site are SOOOO inane. I can’t do it anymore. Ugh. I only have like 3000 points and I’m ready to call it quits… but omgz acoustic radio show, I wantz…

  • tierbee

    tierbee, those surveys on that site are SOOOO inane. I can’t do it anymore. Ugh. I only have like 3000 points and I’m ready to call it quits… but omgz acoustic radio show, I wantz…

    They are torture. I had already done all the surveys trying to get 8,000 pts to get Wolf Trap lawn seats… So now I have no surveys but the trivia which is unbearable b/c you have to take these quizzes and get all the way to the last question to get an answer to type in… AAAH!

    But I’ve often said I’d sell my right arm to see AcousticDave so… I guess instead I’m selling my brain?

    And then when I don’t win I will be very sad as I hug my carpal tunnel-ed fingers to my chest and wail. Bwah.

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    So, in addition to the co-writes with the “hitmakers,” we know a Cook-Tiemann-Skib song will be on the album (Goodbye to the Girl) and at least one solo-written song by David. Plus a Kevin Griffin co-write. Right there, is cause to celebrate! The album cover is great. It’s just retro enough to jive with David’s love for the “classic” days of album rock. Splendor in the grass if you ask me. The title is an easy one to remember. The cover photo works perfectly.

    I’m thinking, since preorders will be available, David will make as many rounds through mid-June on the TV talk show circuit as he can, before hosts such as Ellen & Leno go on summer hiatus/reruns. GMA, Today Show, and CBS Early Show all have summer concert series, and Fallon, Lopez & Kimmel don’t take the whole summer off (JKL has a summer concert series as well).

  • k4dc

    I love the album cover (although I think it could have done without the fade on the top — why fade out David’s beautiful head?) and the title. I’m loving all these little Cookie crumbs lately. It’s been SUCH a long wait. I’m NOT, unfortunately, a huge fan of the snippet of TLG, but I’m desperately hoping that the full-length, HQ version is better than what I’ve heard so far. But, as long as it gets a zillion spins, I’ll be thrilled no matter what.

    So how about the video for TLG? I’m really hoping it’s more along the lines of CBTM than LO (that David is the main character rather than just part of a band in the background).

  • Mtlfan

    i love the album title and cover; very good fit :)

  • hoosiermama

    I really like the album cover and agree with those who like it way more than the single cover (don’t like his pose on that). Very intriguing title name! TLM…have to get used to the new acronym!

  • 123abc456

    I love the album cover and the title of the album. I am very excited for next week. I can’t wait to hear the whole single. :)

  • blissful

    So how about the video for TLG? I’m really hoping it’s more along the lines of CBTM than LO (that David is the main character rather than just part of a band in the background).

    I hoping the reverse; I like him with his band more (but minus the teenage angst) since it’s uptempo.

  • GreenHippo

    LOLOL. While I like that theory, if you click on the picture and see the full size, the hypnotic spinners go away. I’m sure it’s just a computer monitor thing and on the actual CD you’ll be able to tell that it’s just plain ol’ stripes. But don’t let that take your enjoyment away.

    Darn! I clicked on it and the spinners did go away and dissolved into just plain black and white stripes….. still cool though and makes me like the cover even better now.

  • unidentified

    if you click on the picture and see the full size

    I have been looking at this CD cover off and on all day & didn’t click! So much detail to be seen. Big ass ring, vest button chain thing, watch or metal of some kind on the jacket, that fingerless glove on one hand. And..really nice pants.

  • unidentified

    I hoping the reverse; I like him with his band more (but minus the teenage angst) since it’s uptempo.

    Me too. I would like mostly Dave singing with the band.

  • kathrynTX

    LOVE IT ALL! Hi tierbee! Good luck. I would (almost) kill to see Acoustic Dave at a small venue. Thud. With Andy & Neal & Monty. Maybe some quiet but rockin’ drumming, Kyle. Or all by his lonesome. Greatness & Win, all of it. I’m getting more & more excited. My unbridled love for Cook is bubbling over again. Still. Whatever, I don’t care who knows any more! I lurv him.

    Doesn’t mean I don’t pick & choose my favorite & not so favorite songs. But I’ll tell ya, I’m listening to “Creep” right now. Argh. And earlier, RITD, Drive, Makeover, Permanent, Dare You To Move from AI!, Straight Ahead, Declaration (live & DCTR), Avalanche (diff versions), ABMB…it is all SO DAVID COOK. And to me, he sounds like nobody else on the radio. Maybe it’s because I’ve listened so much I think I would recognize him no matter what he did?

    I’m lovin’ the cover more. And more. Is it time? Are we there yet?

  • k4dc

    I hoping the reverse; I like him with his band more (but minus the teenage angst) since it’s uptempo.

    Oh, I agree about him and the band, I just don’t want some silly side story with anonymous actors (as in LO).

  • Listening

    Umm since the album isn’t coming out until June 28th isn’t the single coming out too soon? I mean I feel like it will be on the decline by then and it’ll be time for a new single. I’m not complaining b/c i’m dying for new material from David so I want this single no I NEED this single i’m just curious.

  • sma11ie

    I’m thinking, since preorders will be available, David will make as many rounds through mid-June on the TV talk show circuit as he can, before hosts such as Ellen & Leno go on summer hiatus/reruns. GMA, Today Show, and CBS Early Show all have summer concert series, and Fallon, Lopez & Kimmel don’t take the whole summer off (JKL has a summer concert series as well).

    Scott, can you provide more detail on the summer hiatus thing? I’m a little worried. Usually, drop week is when I see artists making all the rounds. Which ones go on hiatus? How do artists/actors who need to promote something when talk shows go on hiatus handle it?? Thanks!

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    Smallie, Ellen & Leno are usually first run through the 2nd or 3rd week of June. I’m not sure about Letterman and R&K. But Fallon has been first-run through mid July the past couple of years, and the 3 network morning shows have outdoor “concert” performances all summer. They do not go on hiatus. I think in the past Kimmel & George Lopez went into reruns toward the end of the summer, like Fallon. Also, MTV & VH1 are current through the summer. So are radio stations & syndicated radio shows. I’m not too worried. You also have SYTYCD for live performance and song usage.

    Beyonce’s new album is dropping the week before David’s (they dropped together on 11/18/08). I’m sure she’s not too worried either. Funny, Coldplay dropped Viva la Vida mid June of ’08. Which means the gap between albums is pretty much the same for David & Beyonce, and longer for Coldplay. David’s schedule is very typical. Just wanted to add that.

  • _nyanyanie

    i just woke up from this side of the world… wow…. my morning was loud…. happiness all over!

    awesome album cover!! i say, more natural feeling than dctr forced cover

    and album title rocks.. this loud morning… yeyyeyeyey!

  • _nyanyanie

    and some may not be fond of the “david cook” name font/styling. but i kinda like that its still the same from first album, just different color…

    still david cook but new and improved.

  • sma11ie

    Smallie, Ellen & Leno are usually first run through the 2nd or 3rd week of June. I’m not sure about Letterman and R&K.

    If it’s just a few shows, I guess that’s not a huge deal. And I’m sure Ellen would have him on as soon as she’s back. And Jimmy Kimmel seems to like him too, so even if he’s on hiatus, hopefully he’d bring David back after….

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    Listening I just saw your post. The space between TLG and TLM is 10 weeks. That’s not atypical and just slightly longer than normal for RCA. I think it’s a great space of time. David, in the past, has NOT built quickly on radio. He’s been a bit of a slow but steady burner. This gives the single ample time to build – I cannot believe (if the single is successful) that it will have peaked by then, especially on HAC. LO took 3 months to peak. If it has, they will simply release a 2nd single, like they did with Kelly last time. Gaga’s 2nd single is dropping before her album drops as well. I think this is a good plan.

  • blissful

    I read he’s on Ellen at the end of this month (the 26th?).

    It would be cool if he could participate in a few of those concert series.

  • spanishfan

    I am ecstatic about the title and the album. Love the build up and cannot wait until next Wednesday to see him live. Loving the single.

  • sma11ie

    I had already done all the surveys trying to get 8,000 pts to get Wolf Trap lawn seats…

    tierbee, was that a contest? Did you win? Just trying to get a sense how futile this endeavor may be.

  • tinawina

    I read he’s on Ellen at the end of this month (the 26th?).

    Well that would make sense. He’ll probably go on Ellen (and other talk shows) to promote the single, with any luck a rerun or 2 will pop up around the time the album drops. :)

  • Brisblondie

    LOVE the title. LOVE the cover. CANNOT wait to hear the music. Bring on the promo and let it all begin….

    p.s. how can one’s morning not be loud, when one wakes up in flying cheeseburger pajama pants? that’s just asking for a rockstar morning. jus’ sayin’ :D

  • cookbunny

    Sma11ie, if it will reassure you, I remembered the timing of Katy Perry’s releases last summer (and went back to be sure of my numbers). Katy released “California Gurls” May 7, 2010, well over 3 months before the album Teenage Dream was out late AUGUST 2010. In fact, she released the title track in July, ONE month before her album came out, so that was TWO singles before the album release! It’s sold 1.3 million so far…not too shabby! And a good strategy…hey, if you like at least two songs you’ll probably like the whole album, right? And BTW I am in no way comparing Katy to David. Though, they ARE both performing next week. Hmmmm…

    Damn, now I’ve gotten myself all excited at the possibility of a second single before June 28th! I know, probably won’t happen, but a girl can dream.

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    with any luck a rerun or 2 will pop up around the time the album drops.

    Tinawina, I like the way you think :)
    Like I said earlier, it wouldn’t surprise me if David hits a couple of shows on the early side to promote the single – if only to take advantage of hitting said shows before hiatus. Yes, it’s typical to put most of the promotional push for the album, but you gotta to work with what you’ve got lol. So, in addition to Idol, I see a couple of single promotion performances from now until mid-June, and then full album promotional appearances through the early part of the summer. Then hopefully a tour.

    Even “friends” of David, such as JKL, Ellen & R&K wouldn’t have him back too soon… so the timing would also be perfect to promote the 2nd single this fall. Or… the other scenario of a 2nd single dropping close to the album’s drop date. But David isn’t “typical” CHR like Gaga or Katy, so I don’t expect a fast burn with TLG.

  • tierbee

    tierbee, was that a contest? Did you win? Just trying to get a sense how futile this endeavor may be.

    It’s a contest – hasn’t closed yet, though, the deadline is 4/24. Honestly, I have never won anything that you use points for… but I usually throw a single entry here and there so let’s see how throwing a lot of entries works.

    But then again, I never win doodly squat… I don’t even win cake walks and bingo nights… hahaha.

  • n3mover

    Good Luck to David on the new album. Hope it’s a great success!

  • ladymadonna

    Umm since the album isn’t coming out until June 28th isn’t the single coming out too soon? I mean I feel like it will be on the decline by then and it’ll be time for a new single.

    Nah. As Scott said, Cook’s singles have had incredible legs and tend to be very slow-growers. I think this 10-week timeline is just about perfect, though as we know, anything can happen with a single so we’ll just have to see. Here’s a rundown of the time from release to peak for Cook’s first three singles:

    Time of My Life
    CHR – 15 weeks (#27)
    HAC – 14 weeks (#7)
    AC – 35 weeks (#1 for 15 weeks)

    Light On
    CHR – 18 weeks (#20)
    HAC – 22 weeks (#4)
    AC – 39 weeks (#11)

    Come Back to Me
    HAC – 16 weeks (#6)
    AC – 17 weeks (#20)

  • Barbariba

    Love the title! Love the album cover! Liked what I heard on the snippet of TLG. Will almost definitely love it when I can hear the whole song.
    I’ve been patiently???? waiting for the release of David’s new album, so I’ll just continue to patiently wait for June 28th.
    To make the time go by more quickly I am now holding a “David Cook” music marathon on my ipod. No other music but Cook’s will be played until This Loud Morning is released. It’ll be one long concert! :)

  • tierbee

    To make the time go by more quickly I am now holding a “David Cook” music marathon on my ipod.

    Haha, I had one of those yesterday :) I had this string of “Finish Line” ~ “Avalanche” ~ “Innocent” cover ~ “Paper Heart” ~ “The Truth” and I was just a happy little camper…

  • Brisblondie

    Ladymadonna, I love you. :)

    A little numbery goodness like that in a Cook thread? Yes, things are rampin back up. And I likey.

  • tierbee

    Hey, sma11ie, I found an easy one haha – go to “Featured Links” and all you have to do is click on the link to get 100 points. I mean, it’s only 100 points but you can rack up another 1,000 pretty fast! (OMG, that sounded so lame. Haha. But I really wanna wiiiiin!)

  • fadetowhite

    Tierbee – that’s a great train of songs.

    I’ve had Paper Heart running in my head today: uninvited and unprompted (ETA: but certainly not unwanted, I hasten to add!). The little critter has moved itself in and made itself at home.

    I haven’t had a true Cookathon for quite some time – though his songs are always popping up on my I-pod.

    Maybe I’ll follow suit…

  • sma11ie

    But then again, I never win doodly squat… I don’t even win cake walks and bingo nights… hahaha.

    I’m kinda bummed Tommy left 107.3, cuz I’m already registered for that site, and I’ve had pretty good luck winning stuff with them. I just signed up on 94.7, and I’m already pissed about the points thing!

    ladymadonna, thanks for the numbers, as usual :)

  • kathrynTX

    I have taken short breaks on my musical Cookathon that’s been going on since 2008. But when Idol started this season, I bumped up my Cook listening dramatically. Again. So until we get that new record, I will be OK with that. Isn’t it fun adding new things to our collections though?

    Maybe since the first single is being released in April and album release is end of June, we’ll get TWO singles? Maybe. I’ll take one for now though…and Cook in my living room next week woohoo! I really need to get a new larger screen HD TV. And it wouldn’t be the first time Cook was responsible for me spending $$$ on such things. If there’s a video for TLG, it might happen. Do we think there will be a video? Any video talk floating around?

  • ladymadonna

    Maybe since the first single is being released in April and album release is end of June, we’ll get TWO singles? Maybe.

    The only way I see that happening is if the single crashes and burns and is quickly pulled ala FYE. Personally I’m hoping this one has a nice, long chart run. :)

    Do we think there will be a video? Any video talk floating around?

    Dave tweeted about working on video treatments a week or so ago, so yes I think a video is in the works.

  • tierbee

    I’m kinda bummed Tommy left 107.3, cuz I’m already registered for that site, and I’ve had pretty good luck winning stuff with them.

    I know, I’ve won movie premier tickets and Pet Expo tickets from them.

    Hey, I did wander into an even better spot (I say that until I start losing), you can go and do scratch offs… one ticket is 500 pts but I keep winning and winning…

    Oh, and my husband is just rolling his eyes. But it’s all good, I don’t usually work this hard at it :)

  • sma11ie

    tierbee, the scratch off sounds risky! Heh, I’m very risk averse. I might try later…

    Is 94.7 HAC? Why does the area need two HAC stations anyway?

  • tierbee

    Yep, it is HAC. We also have 101.5 and 92.5… unless those are AC? I thought the AC one was 97.1. Only one CHR channel (99.5) but they played the crap out of Archie with Crush and wouldn’t touch Light On with a 10 ft pole (or CBTM) so who knows if they’ll get on board this time lol.

  • sma11ie

    I think 92.5 is AC, don’t know the other one. 99.5 played Magic Rainbows, and that was it. I think they actively dislike David, ha.

  • Curlin

    Very late to the party…..I was pleasantly surprised by the album cover & title, very nice indeed!

    I don’t want to nitpick but the press release states: “Collectively the songs from David Cook have sold over 2 million tracks and ringtones combined.” However, according to DCO (also verified by RCAEd) he’s sold over 3.3 million in tracks alone, quite a difference. But at least, the rest seems to be accurate.

    ETA. Just noticed this cool countdown clock on the DCO homepage — 73 days and counting!!

  • Pam

    Hi peeps. Long time no see. I had problems with my login, forgot my password and just realized it was stored in my email drafts folder. I’ve really missed this place.

    Anyhoo, yay a date! Finally! Yep, it does seem like a dream. If the release date had been about 3 weeks earlier, it would have been just in time for my birthday but I’m just thrilled to see a date period!

    Love the cover. I’m anxious to hear the single next week as most of us are. I hope this one has the potential to do at least as well as LO did and I’m glad to see that there is enough distance in time between the single and album release for the single hopefully to build on radio.

    *Crossing fingers*

  • listen

    Love the cover: nicely balanced and Cook looks great!

    Here’s hoping the content is as good as the cover…

  • OmahaCookie

    Love the album cover. Love the album title. Loved David on E! News tonight talking about the album and about how he doesn’t know how he feels about having his voice associated with the AI10 contestants going home!

  • Sydia

    Album cover, and title, and release date… oh my! Love that cover, and title. It has a nostalgic feel to it.

  • tierbee

    99.5 played Magic Rainbows, and that was it. I think they actively dislike David, ha.

    Haha, I think they do too – they are the ones that said that Archie blew DC away in sales and my sister heard that and informed me that it was very sad that DC was such a failure lol.

  • Garnetstar

    Wow what a great cover. Very natural. If it wasn’t an album cover that looks like a candid Cook shot. Still has intensity just not so skeery. In love with the title. This Loud Morning. Even if it’s not a song. What a great title.

    ETA: 99.5 hates Cook. Ha I just saw on twitter one of the DJ’s is trying to get a Cook interview. Uhh good luck with that. The HAC station is promoting the RFH concert and doing an in studio acoustic concert. Although, I am sure the label & 19 would love a little promo on the CHR station too.

  • ladymadonna

    Wow. Just watched the ENews segment from the album shoot. He sounds amazingly relaxed, happy, and self-assured about this album, but his description of the emotions he felt coming off the never-ending tour was incredibly intense. With just that one hand gesture he conveyed what it was like to go from the clamor of a year-long tour to the sudden quiet of your own brain.

    I think DCTR is one of the most personal/introspective of all the Idol debuts – songs like Life on the Moon, Mr. Sensitive, Permanent, and A Daily AntheM are all far from cookie-cutter. But I get the sense that This Loud Morning is going to be even more “in his head.” This really seems to be in line with the tone and message of all the advance album promo – David Cook the serious songwriter and artist who is intensely focused on achieving the creative vision of this project. It will be really interesting to hear the music that came out of this phase.

    I’m so pleased with how this is all rolling out.

  • FolkFan

    I am very excited. I love the cover and the title. And I liked the snippet. Right now, it feels like a great week to be a David Cook fan.

  • sma11ie

    99.5 hates Cook. Ha I just saw on twitter one of the DJ’s is trying to get a Cook interview.

    Was it the same 99.5 though? I saw something about some 99.5 The River trying to get an interview, and the DC 99.5 isn’t called The River, it’s just Hot 995, I’m pretty sure.

    I’m loving the new interviews. I’m trying to manage expectations, but I think I’m gonna love it ;)

  • tierbee

    I saw something about some 99.5 The River trying to get an interview, and the DC 99.5 isn’t called The River, it’s just Hot 995, I’m pretty sure.

    Yeah, our DC 99.5 is “Hot 99.5″ – def. not The River. Unless they have had a massive change of heart, they are not into Mr. Cook at all, lol.

  • lydia

    Damn, I love David Cook enough to pull a password out of my ass. Haven’t posted here in at least a year, but am delighted about DC’s upcoming releases of a new single and album. I thought my DC obsession was past but it is clear I have only been biding my time for new music. I only wish, that I could dis-associate myself with the more neurotic angsting portion of the fanbase. FOR GODS SAKE, which have drawn me back into the fandom which is the most neurotic angsty group ever.

  • sma11ie

    The footage from the photoshoot in the E! interview were sooo pretty. I really need to watch it in HD. What’s going on with the Cook News Network tonight? Where are the Brazilian Word Nerds? I can’t believe it’s been hours and we still only have a ghetto version!

  • sunchick

    which is the most neurotic angsty group ever

    LOL, it’s true, except “ever” part. I’m just sayin you should try hanging out with a bunch of PSU alums during football season. Joe’s too old to recruit competitively and he’s destroying the program he built/Joe’s a legend and has barely missed a step, we have no quarterback/we have too many quarterbacks/we’re not playing the right quarterback/JayPa can’t coach quarterbacks and wouldn’t have a job if it wasn’t for his father, why are we running up the middle again/why don’t they ever run the fullback up the middle anymore…Fandom is as fandom does.

    So, anyone else thinking there might be a bit of a double meaning with morning=new beginning, and the homophone mourning=loss/death/moving on? The full on suit seems a bit much for morning, but not for mourning. YKWIM? It calls back to Cook saying he wrote a lot about the hopeful side of loss. Oh, and the purple…it’s a color often associated with both dawn and twilight.

  • Incipit

    Aww, Lydia, not all of us angst. But all of us are delighted with the news! I’ve been off the grid for a few days, and came back to this tonight, so I put every attempt at premature verdicts in abeyance, and just enjoy the experience of all kinds of David Cook news, and new music coming, after all the waiting!

    Also, very glad I pre-ordered, and also. that seems to mean extra stuff, this time.

    It’s all pretty damn cool. IMO. Of Course.

  • MollyAnnMay

    After seeing the cover and reading the title first thing this morning, I had to come back and see if I still love it.

    I do.

    Sunchick, I think it’s very easy to read a double meaning into the title. Someone (suenigma?*) mentioned that a couple pages back and though I hadn’t thought of it before, I can’t un-see it now.

    I also love the play between the title and the photo showing lots and lots of amps and woofers that clearly aren’t plugged into anything. So how can this morning be loud? Must be the music inside somebody’s head…

    ETA: Oh and yes, I agree about the suit too. I seem to recall reading or hearing an interview where Cook mentioned his older brother was known for being a snappy dresser –that came back to me when he said recently that the new look he’d decided on was “dapper.” I definitely think you could see it as a tribute of sorts.

    And now I’m having flashbacks to when a new, eagerly anticipated album would come out and my friends and I would pour over the images and liner notes for hours and try to read between the lines. The one up there actually looks *made* for that 12×12 format.

    *and fadedtowhite!

  • fadetowhite

    So, anyone else thinking there might be a bit of a double meaning with morning=new beginning, and the homophone mourning=loss/death/moving on?

    Yeah – I think I said it way back on the thread: definite plays on words going on within that title. It makes me happy to see it, because plays on words = Cookian album to me…

  • fadetowhite

    Has anyone got a link for the E news segment? I’ll go and search the sites….

    ETA: found it. I can certainly get into the idea of the record being about him “Getting into his own head.”

  • Incipit

    Here’s the youtube of it, fadetowhite. It’s repeated, so you don’t have to. *chuckle*

    I see you have it, on the edit. That hand gesture to show how all the outside noise collapsed, it’s very evocative.

  • fadetowhite

    Thanks Incipit: nice interview. He does look very relaxed/confident.

  • wordnerdarchie

    For those of you here that like both Adele & David Cook, here’s a mashup (done by my friend on twitter, @Along4theRide) and uploaded to the tubey by rugpal. I would like to see an actual duet by these two someday.

    Adele/David Cook mashup.

    The audio was taken from David Cook’s performance at Pet-a-Palooza and combined with that from a live performance by Adele.

  • Curlin

    Wordnerdarchie, thanks so much! Their voices sound awesome together!

  • sunchick

    Yeah – I think I said it way back on the thread: definite plays on words going on within that title.

    My bad…it was late when I was reading back through the thread. ITA, though…intriguing/ambiguous/open to interpretation=awesomely Cookian=happy Cook fan. ;)

  • Keel

    So, anyone else thinking there might be a bit of a double meaning with morning=new beginning, and the homophone mourning=loss/death/moving on? The full on suit seems a bit much for morning, but not for mourning. YKWIM?

    Might be a bit macabre but I found the stereo speakers in the background oddly reminiscent of tombstones at an old churchyard.

  • fadetowhite

    My bad…it was late when I was reading back through the thread.

    No problem – it’s good to see a few people on various boards thinking the same sorts of thing. I was a bit uncomfortable about reading too deeply into things. And I like your idea of tieing morning/mourning into a new dawn/moving on…

  • MollyAnnMay

    Might be a bit macabre but I found the stereo speakers in the background oddly reminiscent of tombstones at an old churchyard.

    I didn’t see that before either, but I guess that could be one way of looking at it. In which case, I like that he’s half-turned from them — acknowledging them but also looking ahead.

    And ahaha, those *are* speakers — I don’t know why, but I saw the round shapes and immediately thought of woofers and assumed the rest were amps. Maybe it *is* possible to try too hard to see other meanings when the obvious is staring right at you. ::eyeroll at my ohso earnest self::