David Cook – NYC Vlog – Song Sneak Peek!

David Cook vlogs from New York City where he’s been working on songs for his next album, due out later this year.  In this short but sweet video, David teases his fans preview of some new music. Hooray! Check it out, after the jump…

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61 Comments

  1. Luv Dave’s vlogs! Love the little taste and can’t wait for more.

  2. Sounds good Cook. From what I can hear. Lovin the glory note as always. More please.

  3. Sounds different from DCTR but I love it! Is Gregg in the video, Gregg Wattenberg? Co-writer of Declaration?

  4. widz, Gregg Wattenberg is the guy at the beginning of the video who’s working at the computer that gives the “Helloooo” shout out.

    I wish we could hear more of the song, but it’s great to see David and listen to his speaking voice, too. I guess I can’t have everything.

  5. Short and sweet. It’s always nice to see David Cook’s Vlogs. He seems all work in this one … which is good. I can’t wait to hear what will be on album 2.

  6. That’s just like David- giving us just a peek and leaving us wanting more !
    I love watching studio session videos.

  7. I confess to playing that back a bunch trying to hear more. Got me looking forward to mooore.

  8. Great to hear little morsels of the process Dave is involved in right now. I’m liking what little I heard. Can’t wait to hear more as the album comes together. Nice way to build excitement for new music, Dave.

  9. I’m not sure I can watch and listen at the same time, lol. I hear him better if I close my eyes. Lovin’ what I’m hearin’.

  10. And that screen shot makes me shallow because his lips are terribly distracting lol.

  11. tierbee
    02/03/2010 at 9:24 am
    And that screen shot makes me shallow because his lips are terribly distracting lol.

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    I couldn’t agree with you more – he looks extremely delectable in that picture…

  12. Anyone else having trouble loading images from the blog lately? All the posts have big blank spots where the images should be, even after reloading the page. This is particularly tragic this morning because now I can’t see the lips. Bummer.

    I can, however, hear that glory note. And wow, is that killer. Hard to get a real sense of the song from the pieces we were exposed to, but what I hear I dig. Love the teaser, really just love seeing him at work and so obviously happy. Other than some of the more “staged” press coverage like that EW article and pics of him working in the studio, we didn’t get many glimpses into the process during the whirlwind recording of DCTR. Now with the benefits of Twitter and a more leisurely pace, I’m hoping we’ll get to see under the hood a bit more, because I really find it fascinating.

  13. Not sure how many times I watched that 40 second vlog masquerading as a 1:03 vlog (who else loved the 20 seconds of black screen at the end? heh)… but after listening mumblety times, I’m pretty sure the snippet we heard is one song, but not continuous. Seems Gregg was at the computer and probably skipped it ahead to the glory note (thanks, Gregg), cuz that transition from the earlier soft part was definitely too abrupt. So lyrics… something about when the world stops turning, and the sky keeps falling? That’s what I could make out. Am @$$-talking but the chorus sounds a bit like a cross between Declaration and Breathe Tonight… which, if so, YAY! We’ll see ;). Looking forward to Slezak’s Q&A!!

  14. New Lost + New Cook= Collision of Awesome. o/ Yeah, this is totally the vlog equivalent of “show a lil leg, take it back…” Tease. Show a little piano, take it back. Show a little glory note, take it back. Sooooo, who has replayed it mumblety times to try and distinguish lyrics? Anyone, anyone? Just me? So far I’ve got…”as the blahblah stops burning and the world stops turning I’ll be right here naked, as the stone keeps rollling and blahblahblah running I’ll be right here naked…”

    *blink blink*

    Okay, so I realize it’s probably not “right here naked.” But it does kinda sound like it, right? Heh heh heh. And other stuff.

  15. Love, love, love everything about this! Love seeing Dave so happy. Love seeing those lips! Absolutely FLOVE the glory note – I think that’s one of the best I’ve heard from him. It was, obviously, glorious! And what I could hear of the song I loved, and I have pretty high expectations from Dave. Yeah, I couldn’t watch the video and listen to the audio together, they were both so distracting!!

    This is what I could discern of the chorus. I think I’m only missing (possibly) one word:

    The sun stops burning
    And the world stops turning
    I’ll be right here with you
    The sky keeps falling
    And the night keeps crawling(?)
    I’ll be right here with you

    I’ll keep myself to a mini-squee since it wouldn’t do to have a full-out flail at work! ;-)

  16. Who else here prefers the sunchick’s “naked” lyrics? Projection much? lol

  17. ladymadonna
    02/03/2010 at 9:40 am
    Anyone else having trouble loading images from the blog lately? All the posts have big blank spots where the images should be, even after reloading the page.
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    I have been having the same problem – I thought it was my browser or something, I guess not!!!

  18. I can’t wait for that Slezak interview. Ahhhhh. I need professional help.

    Who else here prefers the sunchick’s “naked” lyrics? Projection much? lol

    I refuse to believe the lyrics is anything but “naked”.

    BRB, gotta get my mind out of the gutter.

  19. It’s supposed to be up this week… but that could be today, tomorrow, Friday… who knows? I’m hoping/betting on tomorrow.

  20. Projection? Whatever do you mean? I was thinking in the context of emmotionally naked, you know a chaste metaphorical nakedness. Look, the Loch Ness monster! *slinks away*

    (Somewhere deep in my psyche, this will probably always be the naked song to me now. Sorry Cookie, but I will try to be appropriately serious when I hear the whole thing because it sounds like the makings of a fab tune.)

  21. Just gotta repeat – whoever convinced Cookie to get on Twitter, we Cook-aholics owe them big time. It’s amazing how much mileage David gets from 45 seconds.

  22. Who else here prefers the sunchick’s “naked” lyrics?

    Think of the video!

    Very, very cool to get some song snippets. It seems like that last part might be the chorus, which sounds like it has a great hook to it. Kind of an *anthemic* quality, no? I realize these are just demos but I’m hoping when the songs get to the producer they’ll stick with this sort of vibe and not over polish the instrumentation and (please god) drown out the vocals (thank you god).

    Now with the benefits of Twitter and a more leisurely pace, I’m hoping we’ll get to see under the hood a bit more, because I really find it fascinating

    What she said!

  23. I realize these are just demos but I’m hoping when the songs get to the producer they’ll stick with this sort of vibe and not over polish the instrumentation and (please god) drown out the vocals (thank you god).

    ITA 1 billion percent(TM Randy)!

  24. Anyone else having trouble loading images from the blog lately? All the posts have big blank spots where the images should be, even after reloading the page.

    I am just now reading commnets – too busy – and ladymadonna i have been having the same problems all the time. In order to see it all I have to juggle between my phone, my work and my home computer. I thought I was just to dumb for computer business to figure it all out. Maybe not – there is hope. Anyway, right now all I can see is David’s beautiful face on the vid and not on the pic. Better than nothing… I also have some vids that I never can see on this blog. Luckly I can see this one – and it has me wanting more…. drool….

  25. Did anybody else notice that in the very beginning of the song it’s not David’s voice? It’s clearly Andys. Interesting.

  26. Huh? What do you mean, seriously?

    Like in the first few seconds of the song we hear, it’s not David’s voice. It’s sounds exactly like Andy Skib’s voice. I know I haven’t lost my mind.

    ETA: I mean that’s what it sounds like to me. It could even be somebody else. It could turn out to be Gene Simmons. ha

    ETA2: And like GreenHippo said it could just be distortion. Ya never know.

  27. Who else here prefers the sunchick’s “naked” lyrics?

    Think of the video!

    Right about now, I’m really liking David’s propensity for being very literal. *thinks back to LO video of David pointing to the brainz during “when wires cross in my brain” line*

  28. Like in the first few seconds of the song we hear, it’s not David’s voice. It’s sounds exactly like Andy Skib’s voice.

    seriously to me it sounds like a distorted David, but it could be….. hmmmm

  29. I can see how you might think it’s Andy, it’s definitely got an Andy tone to it, but it is Dave. I’ve had the mp3 of it on continuous play for mumbledy-mumbledy minutes/hours now. Can’t.stop.listening. It’s either a fabulous song, or I’m so starved for new Dave that he could burp the alphabet and I’d be over the moon about it. Ha!

  30. Eagerly awaiting the oppurtunity to purchase and listen to Dave’s new Album. :)

  31. Wow – I have discovered that something I never realised before is literally true!

    Namely – it is impossible to watch Cook and have any coherent thought or judgement about the new song snippets you are hearing.

    Eyes closed – I like the rougher/rawer sound, so hope that isn’t just for the demo.

    The music sounds potentially more interesting, though I am worried that it might be more of a pop vibe.

    But I’m really not so happy about the lyrics: that’s not the Cook complex lyrics I love.

    Still it is only the chorus and these are only snippets…Have to wait and see.

  32. Where’s tierbee? Mmmm those liiippppsssss.

    Here I am! Here I am! Now I have to watch the vlog again. I have to hear the naked song, you know :)

  33. Namely – it is impossible to watch Cook and have any coherent thought or judgement about the new song snippets you are hearing.

    You should try walking into a restaurant and he’s sitting right.there. I was on the phone with my mom and when I looked up after walking in I lost the power of speech. Really. It was quite amusing to have my mother yelling at me while I was gaping at poor David. So, yeah. Can’t look at him and focus, either on video, on stage, or in the restaurant. Nope. (I mean, those LIPS!)

  34. You should try walking into a restaurant and he’s sitting right.there. I was on the phone with my mom and when I looked up after walking in I lost the power of speech. Really. It was quite amusing to have my mother yelling at me while I was gaping at poor David. So, yeah. Can’t look at him and focus, either on video, on stage, or in the restaurant. Nope. (I mean, those LIPS!)

    How come I haven’t heard this story before? lol

  35. I mean, those LIPS!

    I’ll gush on the lips. Is there a fan club for Dave’s Lips? ;-) I’ll join that club. Has there ever been a more perfect set of lips?

  36. Can’t look at him and focus, either on video, on stage, or in the restaurant.

    It’s a problem – can’t sit through a concert with your eyes shut… :lol

  37. Haha, I told it, I know I did! That was way back for the… Charlottesville show? That was my show where I got to meet FolkFan :) . That was all kinds of awesomeness. Even if I did react like a total dork. And then was so worried about bothering them (they were all there, even squishable Monty) that when I walked by them to go to the restroom I about broke my neck trying to look *away* from them. You know, so subtle. Hee. All I can say is he is awfully purty. That did not help me quit him, lol.

  38. It’s a problem – can’t sit through a concert with your eyes shut… :lol

    I am just glad there aren’t pictures of me during concerts. I am afraid I might look… rapt? I hope I don’t look like I want to eat him. I don’t, after all. I just want to look at him and hear the voice. Is that so wrong?!
    My husband was much more comfortable with me going to the shows when he realized I don’t fling panties :)

    I’ll gush on the lips. Is there a fan club for Dave’s Lips?

    Someone needs to write an Ode to Dave’s Lips. Because they are purty. There can be a stanza about his skin, too. Because no boy needs skin like that. He looks so young in person, and slimmer. He made me feel a little old. Then I got over it :)

  39. He made me feel a little old. Then I got over it

    LOL! I’m with you there, tierbee!

  40. If I had been you tierbee, I would have passed out. And THAT would have been so embarassing that as soon as I would have come to I would passed out again from embarassment. heh

  41. If I had been you tierbee, I would have passed out.

    I did have to go to the bathroom and get myself together. It’s all rather embarrassing, I don’t tend to get all giddy around singers. I don’t know what it is about this guy… I did survive hugging him once. I had a good year last year. I never got to hug Duran Duran OR Michael Jackson… that’s the last time (what, 6th grade?) that I got this invested in a singer. Which makes me feel even dorkier. But what the hell, it made for some really good times meeting some really cool people.

    (Then my sister called me a stalker because I went to “so many” shows. Pfft. 5 shows does not a stalker make, and if I’m a stalker I suck at stalking because I didn’t even bother him at the restaurant when he was eating his grilled cheese & chili.)

    ((I only know his dinner because he said so during the show))

  42. Like in the first few seconds of the song we hear, it’s not David’s voice. It’s sounds exactly like Andy Skib’s voice.

    seriously to me it sounds like a distorted David, but it could be….. hmmmm

    Interesting… I guess everyone hears differently, but that sounded like David to me– not even distorted David, just soft David. I dunno though, I could be wrong. I’d just be surprised that Andy made it into a demo since I haven’t heard anything about him being a part of this writing/demo-recording process so far.

    But I’m really not so happy about the lyrics: that’s not the Cook complex lyrics I love.

    Well, song choruses aren’t typically where the most complex parts of a song’s lyrics reside, so I’m thinking we may get complex Cook lyrics in the rest of the song. If you think about it, “Can you breathe tonight as the air is leaving you”, sounds pretty lyrically bland, but some of the rest of that song’s lyrics are pretty cool: “You broke when I just bent/You cried; I never meant to break you down”. Same with Declaration: “It’s my declaration to anyone who’s listening” isn’t very complex, but we have cool parts like: “I’ll take you just the way you are/imperfect words inside the perfect song” (or whatever those lyrics really are since we don’t have official ones). So I dunno, I have high hopes. Hopefully we don’t get songs in the “One Second to Change Your Life” school of “let’s combine a bunch of cliches and mixed metaphors!” Sorry, that song is… the definition of simple and lazy IMO, both lyrically and musically.

  43. But I’m really not so happy about the lyrics: that’s not the Cook complex lyrics I love.

    I read smallie’s post above so I’ve been appeased somewhat, but I do have to agree with fadetowhite that the cliche lyrics are kind of disturbing. Don’t get me wrong, the tune itself sounds quite good but after mumblety times of listening and after finally being able to focus on the lyrics, what I heard was oh-so-very Time for Miracles meets Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing. I mean, “the sky keeps falling,” “the world stops turning” and “I’ll be right there with you”? What disaster movie is he writing this for?

    The tune sounds good though.

  44. I mean, “the sky keeps falling,” “the world stops turning” and “I’ll be right there with you”? What disaster movie is he writing this for?

    2013?

  45. Yeah One Second is Cook by way of Hallmark, which is better than say Hallmark by way of Mr. Deeds, but not vastly. The “night keeps crawlng” part sounds like a flipping the usual connotation on it’s back Cookism type thing.

  46. If you think about it, “Can you breathe tonight as the air is leaving you”, sounds pretty lyrically bland, but some of the rest of that song’s lyrics are pretty cool: “You broke when I just bent/You cried; I never meant to break you down”. Same with Declaration: “It’s my declaration to anyone who’s listening” isn’t very complex, but we have cool parts like: “I’ll take you just the way you are/imperfect words inside the perfect song” (or whatever those lyrics really are since we don’t have official ones).

    Uh-huh, uh-huh – I’ll cling on to that. And you’re right Smallie, there were some good lyrics in the verses on DCTR.

    I just love DC’s lyric writing, from Axium, through AH and it can be seen in snatches on DCTR, but I wish he’d give it full reins again. That’s where his best artistry has centred so far in his career, IMO anyway…

    Maybe I’m just a lyrics gal even more than a music one.

    Still can’t get excited over that chorus though.

  47. what I heard was oh-so-very Time for Miracles meets Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing. I mean, “the sky keeps falling,” “the world stops turning” and “I’ll be right there with you”? What disaster movie is he writing this for?

    Heh. Unless you’re with seriously and sunchick, who think he’s singing, “I’ll be naked with you” or some-such ;). But no, I actually couldn’t make out the “I’ll be right there with you” part at all so I’m crossing all my appendages that there’s something slightly more profound that he’s declaring there. I have no huge problems with skies falling, worlds turning (or not), but having the big payoff simply be that the guy is just “there”… seems very anticlimactic. I’m hoping it’s “I’ll be [insert something interesting], and each line, the [insert something interesting] will vary slightly, and include some twist of words– just the way we like our Cookie lyrics.

    You know, for example, what he does here:

    “With your backbone is stuffed inside your purse” vs “With my backbone stuffed inside your purse”,

    or “A warning sign of mistakes made/The kind that you learn from” vs “an open mind/For mistakes made/The kind that you burn from”

    or “Take me and I’m yours/I only want you anymore/I kiss the ground” vs “You leave me when I’m yours/’Cause you don’t want me anymore/I hit the ground”

    Okay… I think I kind of forgot my point there cuz I just got lost re-reading Analog Heart lyrics. Sure, there are some hokey lyrics here and there a co-writer could’ve helped… but 85% of those lyrics are really solid! What was my point again? Oh yeah, I really hope that line isn’t simply, “I’ll be right there with you”.

  48. Oh yeah – I love the Cookie twist on a lyric: The Truth and KoTN are great examples.

    I know the occasional lyric was just forced and was like fingernails on slate in mid song on his early stuff, but so many were just great: real song poetry.

    So hold me to the light
    And watch me fade to white
    And Burn away…

    And I want it back!

    But so long as there’s some trickery and complicated stuff in there I will be happy.

    I just don’t want bland.

  49. each line, the [insert something interesting] will vary slightly, and include some twist of words– just the way we like our Cookie lyrics.

    I totally agree, sma11ie! That’s one of my very favorite things about the lyrics on Analog Heart, and probably one of the reasons I was a little disappointed with DCTR, because I was expecting more lyrical twists like on AH. Let’s hope DCTR2 revisits the lyrical twistings!

  50. I want wordy Cookie back. That’s where he’s best. :)

    p.s. You know he says “naked” just admit it. He has a thing for naked. (see. Light On) lol

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