We now know who is producing David Cook’s upcoming album. According to this interview with Toronto’s CHUM FM it’s Robert Cavallo who co-produced the Grammy-winning album American Idiot for Green Day and the hugely popular Welcome to the Black Parade for My Chemical Romance. Both discs have gotten extensive play in both Rock and Pop radio formats. Cavallo has also produced records for Goo Goo Dolls, Chris Isaak, Alanis Morissette, and Jewel.
Cavallo more or less discovered Green Day, signing them to Reprise after listening to their demo tape in his car. I’d say Cook is in pretty good hands.
David says they started tracking the record “a week and a half – 2 weeks ago.” He’s written songs with Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace, Ed Roland of Collective Soul, John Fields and Kara DioGuardi.
The album is set to drop mid-November.
Another interesting tidbit from the interview: David’s first concert after the Idol tour will be a one-off show in the Philippines January 27th. The US tour begins shortly thereafter.
ETA: More from Billboard Magazine About the album tracks, David says, “I think we’ve for sure got seven songs we’re tracking…We’re gonna try to get to around 20 I think, and work it out from there.” About his collaborators, David says, “I really just try to get into these creative processes with some different minds and see what happens, and so far the results have been great…I don’t really feel like I’ve had a fruitless writing session yet.”