Barely crowned the American Idol, David Cook is already at work on his upcoming album for RCA records.
David tells OK Magazine that one of his collaborators will be Raine Maida from Our Lady Peace. After he performed their song “Innocent” on American Idol, Maida “reached out to him” and they’ve been corresponding via email. Says David, “I’m really excited I get to work with Raine Maida from Our Lady Peace because I’m a huge fan of that band. To be able to work with Raine is huge for me.”
And if y’all are wondering about the fate of David’s pre-Idol album, Analog Heart, some of those tunes might be making their way onto the album. David has submitted some of the songs to be used on the record, “Were going to see where the vibe goes with the new stuff and see if they fit.” Will the album be re-released? “I dont think there are any talks right now. That record was great; I had a lot of fun making it, but Id rather not dwell in the past.” David adds, “I think if the songs fit in with what Im doing currently, great, but if not, that was just a moment in my life.”
Analog Heart was available as a download on Amazon and a few other outlets before it was yanked offline in the middle of the competition.
Last item: Part 2 and Part 3 of the David Cook TV Guide fan questions interview is up. What was the most difficult song to learn for Idol? Surprisingly, to me at least–“Little Sparrow” from Dolly Parton week. The combination of working with a mentor for the first time, and re-working the female-centric lyrics posed a challenge for David, but in the end, he was pleased with the results…