Bonus: New David Cook Vlog right here…he announces his upcoming SNL appearance, but we knew that already…
We’ve got the cover photo and track list of David Cook’s upcoming, self-titled album, the lineup of Cook’s band, deets on the “Light On” video shooting today and tomorrow in Los Angeles, and news that David will appear on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 1.
Now Shirley Halperin of Entertainment Weekly adds a few more details to the mix:
Mastering on his self-titled album was completed in New York earlier this week, with Cook personally overseeing the finishing touches on 12 tracks, 11 of which he wrote or cowrote. Other songwriters who made the cut: Goo Goo Dolls’ Johnny Rzeznik, Our Lady Peace singer Raine Maida (who’s credited on four songs), Cathy Dennis (of Britney Spears “Toxic” fame), and, of course, Chris Cornell, who wrote the single “Light On.”
As of Oct. 21, fans who pre-order the full album on iTunes can download the single instantly and will also get an as-yet-undetermined exclusive bonus track.
Apparently, his first single, “Light On” is the only track Cook didn’t write or co-write. I wonder how representative the single is of the overall sound of the album? I’m beginning to think not much. I wonder what sort of song, Cathy Dennis, the dance-oriented pop singer songwriter wrote with David?
Dennis, also on the 19M roster has written for many 19M clients, including several Idols. She co-wrote Katy Perry’s smash hit “I Kissed a Girl” as well as Britney Spear’s “Toxic”. Dennis co-wrote a song with Andy Partridge of XTC and recorded a cover of Ray Davies “Waterloo Sunset”, so I’m a little less skeered.
ETA: Check out this scan of the new Rolling Stone interview with David Cook. The reporter, Gavin Edwards, sits in on a mix of a tune, “Breathe Right” that didn’t make the final cut. Edwards previewed 8 tracks–
“…listeners can expect radio-ready anthems like the U2-esque “Come Back to Me, ” some aggro-rockers like “Bar-Bi-Sol” and plenty of the soaring voice that the AI judges loved.” Edwards notes that Cook’s Tulsa bandmate, Neil Tiemann from the Midwest Kings, played on the album.”
Appearances lined up for David Cook in the coming weeks are: The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Live With Regis and Kelly, and Good Morning America.