David Cook, who has been laying low in Nashville for the last little while to write and record new music, is ready for his comeback! As per tradition, the rockin’ Season 7 winner was invited to perform on American Idol for the fifth year in a row. He launches this new chapter in his music career with his new single, “Laying Me Low“, a song is about an attraction fueled by temptation and danger, and how hard it is to resist someone who is just no good for you (you get me high, but you’re laying me low). This new recording mixes a bit of a catchy, pop sound (with an energizing stomp clap section in the bridge to boot!) into the emotionally-driven rock grit that is part of his signature style. For a musician as daring and creative as Cook, “Laying Me Low” presents a different, more evolved sound with successful results!
Cook is a fan favourite (and my personal favourite Idol champion) and after watching his Idol Update video package, it’s easy to see why. From his time on Idol to now, he still maintains all of those great qualities that first drew people towards him: he’s an exciting performer, an experimental artist, and an appreciative, grounded, and all-around good guy. He is always using his platform to raise awareness for good causes – such as fundraising for brain cancer research through the 2013 Race for Hope, which kicks off on May 5th.
Rock on, David!
I remember when you lit my flame
A bitter passion with a pinch of pain
You left me praying for a single drop of rain
But now the fire’s burning out of control
Because I’m never gonna let you go
So bring the gasoline and we can start the show
David Cook’s “Laying Me Low” is available on iTunes!