American Idol’s David Cook Sings “Reds Turn Blue,” Talks Anxiety (Video)

American Idol season 7 winner David Cook performed his latest single “Reds Turn Blue” on the Canadian based The Morning Show on Tuesday (July 21).

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With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing musicians to play live streams from their homes, David’s wife even set up a green room to make the experience as realistic as possible. As David promotes the new single, he needs to be as creative as possible!

Maintaining a connection with his fans has been “vital” through these difficult times. “The industry for the most part, is at a standstill,” David explained. “The opportunity to get out and do any performance at all on a soul level is good for me.”

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The song “Reds Turn Blue” is a personal song about David’s struggle with anxiety. The song started out as a therapeutic exercise for the singer. He was diagnosed about a decade ago with an anxiety order, and wrote the song just for himself. After sharing it with his inner circle, he was encouraged to turn it into a single. 

Check out David Cook’s performance of “Reds Turn Blue” below.


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  1. According to my list, I think this Canadian interview and long distance live performance is #12 in a succession of strategically placed interviews that David has done in less than a month since his new single, “Reds Turn Blue”, dropped on June 26th; IDK who to thank for all this exposure, but some combination of somebodies is doing a nice job covering bases with the PR so far!

    The Green Room story had me laughing, that was from the initial Stage-it show on March 28th, when a slightly apprehensive David told us he was using his wife’s home office to hardwire to the internet for the first show, and she set up the Green Room, with Earl Grey tea, Riccola Cough drops, and the ever present Honey Bear. ? SNL, eat your heart out! In the end-of-show thank yous, Racheal is credited as “Green Room Lady” ?

    I have noticed as he continues with the Stage-it shows the comfort level increases, and the lively, smooth connection between the artist and the audience that David’s shows have been known for Is still strongly evident in his banter and the comment section. After ten or more of these virtual shows so far, we are all getting better at this! ???

  2. David’s new single came about because he was using it as a way to deal with anxiety and panic attacks, and it has struck a chord with many people in a shared circumstance. Among the many interviews about why he put this single out, one answer really struck me – David said he first had to get over the idea this was something that ought to be hidden.

    Same page here at mj’s today has Katy Perry talking about dealing with depression, David Archuleta is being very open about the struggles inspiring the songs on his new album, and Melinda Dolittle gives fellow alumni the name of a therapist who specializes in a clientele of people with after effects from competing on reality talent shows. We also have Kelly Clarkson talking an “overwhelming” and “ sometimes hopeless” year. ?

    A simple google search brought up a Prevention Magazine article from last year with 27 celebrities from Prince Harry to Stephen Colbert to Lady GaGa who are talking about their own experiences with anxiety and promoting mental health…there are many other such lists.

    In another post here, Kanye and his multiple disturbing incidents are illustrating the more extreme ends of the spectrum, but Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Depression are obviously more common than people may think, and no respector of position or celebrity status…Those who share when they find tools and efficient ways to cope and/or just let others know they are not alone in their heads are doing a service, IMO. ?

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