Lots of NEW ALBUM scoop in this latest David Cook interview with Michael Slezak of Entertainment Weekly.
- Check it out right HERE.
David is hard at work on his next album and working with familiar names like Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk, David Hodges and Brian Howes. But, there are also new collaborators thrown into the mix, including, Max Martin, Claude Kelly, Tommy Hedrickson and Ryan Tedder.
A few songs titles David was willing to reveal: “You and I” and “Tonight is On Your Side” were written over a few, at times, difficult days with David Hodges. Another song he’s excited about is “With Me Empty” written with is bandmates, Neil Tiemann and Andy Skib. “Boomerang” was written with Brian Howes during a trip to Vancouver.
For David, the songwriting process begins with chord progressions and the melody. He compares the process to his Idol days, when theme weeks helped to set parameters, allowing him to explore ideas.
David’s evolving sound will incorporate more piano, and use the guitar as just another instrument rather than “the basis of the song”.
Oh, and David has learned to love the twitter…