David Cook’s first album in four years, Digital Vein, is coming out on September 18, and today, the American Idol season 7 winner debuts a new single from the set, “Criminals.”
The tune is “a good synopsis of the record,” David told USA Today. “I really tried to get out of my own way and let the creative process go where it was going to go. That song was my first real foray into that.” The singer wrote the song shortly after moving to Nashville 3 years ago.
“The gallop guitar riff on it is definitely a “One Headlight” kind of vibe,” David said, comparing the song to The Wallflowers hit. “Lyrically, it’s a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde, young love against the world.”
David, ever the road warrior, has also announced the Digital Vein Tour , which kicks off at the MIM Music Theater in Phoenix Arizona, on September 30. David has other appearances lined up too, including 3 nights at the Epcot center in Orlando Florida, Sept 25-27. Tonight, he plays the Lexington Village Theatre in Lexington, Michigan. His album release party in Nashville TN on Sept 18 is sold out.
Producing his own album for the first time is a risk David is proud of. “We did it ourselves; it was a small group of people, and we were all invested,” he told USA Today. “At the end of the day, I get to live or die by my own sword. Which is scary as hell but really exciting.”
Listen to the upbeat tune “Criminals” right here. The Wallflowers comparison is unmistakable. Maybe throw a little Kings of Leon in there for good measure.