ETA: From an email: “Light On” will be going live in a few hours:
Due to high demand for David new single, AOL will be premiering it TODAY!!! You, as DavidCookOfficial.com newsletter subscribers are the first to know. Hear it as soon as it goes live on AOL by checking DavidCookOfficial.com for the link. We expect it to be live in the next few hours. Spread the word!
Nice way to get hits!
The news y’all have been waiting for has finally arrived…From David Cook’s official website:
David Cook’s first single, …Light On, produced by Grammy winning producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock) is released radio this week and will be made available on iTunes on 9/30.
“Light On” will premiere exclusively on AOL Music on Wednesday, September 24, on AOL’s pop culture news site, PopEater.com. Earlier this year, Cook had the biggest single premiere of the year on PopEater.com with “The Time of My Life” garnering more than one million streams in 24 hours.
…Light On was co-written by one of rock music most influential innovators, Chris Cornell, lead singer and songwriter for Soundgarden and Audioslave, and acclaimed producer / songwriter Brian Howes, who has worked with superstar rock bands such as Hinder and Puddle of Mudd.
It turns out those super-sleuthing Cook fans who found the Howes-Cornell connection to “Light On” over the weekend were right on the money. Well done, peeps!
Cook doesn’t have a writing credit on the song, and I honestly don’t think it matters as long as the song is killer. History has shown that Idol winners who don’t perform right out of the gate get left behind. There’s no reason to fret–If this first single does well, there will be other opportunities for David-penned tunes to make it to radio.
Having said that, here’s hoping the song is more Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave–YAY!) than Brian Howes (Hinder, Puddle of Mudd–YUCK). Please, say no to the Butt Rock, David! But, that’s just me.
Interesting that the press release fails to mention that Brian Howes has also worked with Daughtry…