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.”
Okay…Rzeznik, check. Our Lady Peace, check. Cathy Dennis…WTF? Seriously? Okay. Just breathe, John. David Cook co-wrote with Cathy Dennis. Nothing to see here. Go on about your business.
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!
I really love David and I hope I love this album. “Light On” has left me cold, but you said it’s been growing on you? Maybe I need to buy it, put it on the “listen to often” list, and give it a real chance.
He’s got so much potential–I just hope that 1.) the material lives up to it, and 2.) he’s managed properly.
I’m not really a huge fan of either David, but I do adore the Dennis (despite the tarnish of having worked with hooker du jour, Katy Perry) so I’m sure I will check this out…
Cathy Dennis?! For real? Wow, I think you have my full attention now.
As for Cookie, I think he’s a super nice guy (going to see Luke Menard in the hospital and such). I just haven’t been a real fan. Perhaps that will change. I did buy “Light On” and thus helped him debut where he did. As for 19/record company, I think you have too much faith in those losers. Look what they did to Blake! But I’m not going to be negative…perhaps they will do Cookie right?
Poster, I will refund your 99 cents if you don’t like it. Just give it a few listens.
Paul, Katy’s not worth your ire. Let it go.
Yuri, good point. The Blake Lewis CD was amongst my top 10 of 2007, and the failure of that record should have lead to Clive Davis’s ouster. Wait…maybe this would explain him having stepped down in April.
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