David Cook tells Lyndsey Parker in this Yahoo interview that on last season’s American Idol, the Top 2 did a great job carving a niche out for themselves–Adam Lambert, by doing a great job of defining himself and Kris Allen through striking an “organic” vibe. He looks forward to seeing what they both turn out.
As far as his own future, David says he’s started casually writing and searching through his back catalog. But right now, he’s concentrating on touring–he hopes to be on the road until the end of this year.
About his current album, David Cook, David says 19 let him make the record he wanted to make. He hopes to build on what he’s already accomplished on the next one, by maybe adding some Ben Folds-like piano and more riff-based guitar work, for instance, to try to “tweak” what’s considered the rock sound and expand it a little.
David has also thrown his hat into the acting ring–he’s done a little cold reading for parts. But, he says, the music comes first.
BONUS: After the jump, check out David and the band performing a new addition to their set list, Johnny Hates Jazz’s “Shattered Dreams”, Thursday night in San Diego.