I haven’t talked about David Cook in about 2 weeks (other than to…vent?), so it’s about time for some DC news. First off, Cook picked up a #17 debut last week on the Hot 100 with “Light On”, which has been growing on me quite a bit. The record went to radio last week, so we’ll see how it does, as it’s dropped down to #66 on iTunes at the moment. It’s an interesting strategy to go to retail so soon without building a buzz, but you’ve got to figure the folks at 19 may have a little bit of experience at breaking a new artist.
More importantly, David’s CD comes out November 18th, and they have released a track listing. From ew.com:
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.”
Can you tell I’m a fan? The Dennis/Cook collaboration really sounds intriguing, so I’m eager to hear what comes out of it. It says a lot about 19’s confidence in him that he actually co-wrote 11 of the 12 tracks on the CD. Now let’s see him get out there and sell it!