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David Cook Readies New Single “Death Of Me”
On Eve of Fall Acoustic Tour

Los Angeles, CA – October 25, 2018 - Singer-songwriter and American Idol Winner David Cook has announced he will release his brand-new single “Death Of Me” this Friday, October 26, coinciding with his highly-anticipated fall Acoustic Tour. “I’m excited for this new single!  “Death Of Me” came together within a few days’ time, and I feel like that energy really translated on the finished product.  I can’t wait for everyone to hear it!” said David. “Death Of Me,”a take on the “darker side of love”theme explored by Cook in his CHROMANCE EP released earlier this year, is available via all digital retailers here: https://ffm.to/deathofme


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The Acoustic Tour will weave throughout the southeast and will also hit major markets like Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York City. It’ll be a chance for fans to experience an up-close, intimate evening with David, as he performs songs from his recent EP, CHROMANCE, as well as other hits from his catalog - including his new single, “Death Of Me.” The EP, released in February, features all new material that was written over the past year and includes an ethereal mid-tempo spin on the Phil Collins classic, Another Day in Paradise.

CHROMANCE is also available through all digital retailers, including iTunesAmazon and Google Play (view the official lyric video for David’s prior single: Gimme Heartbreak).








2018 Tour Dates

Acoustic Tour:

10/25 - St Louis, MO at Old Rock House
10/26 - Kansas City, MO at Madrid Theatre
10/28 – Ames, IA at The Maintenance Shop
10/30 - Milwaukee, WI at The Back Room at Colectivo
10/31 - Chicago, IL at City Winery
11/02 - Kent, OH at Kent Stage
11/03 - Ann Arbor, MI at The Ark
11/05 - Boston, MA at City Winery
11/07 - Ridgefield, CT at Ridgefield Playhouse
11/08 - Philadelphia, PA at World Café Live
11/09 - Rockport, MA at Shalin Liu Performance Center
11/11 - Norfolk, CT at Infinity Hall
11/12 - New York, NY at Sony Hall
11/14 - Washington, DC at City Winery
11/16 - Charlotte, NC at McGlohon Theatre
11/17 - Blue Ridge, GA at Firefly Music Series
11/19 - Atlanta, GA at City Winery
11/20 - Nashville, TN at City Winery

Tickets for the fall acoustic tour are available here: davidcookofficial.com/events.

About David Cook

After a decade of cutting his teeth in the trenches of the Midwest music scene, David Cook immediately launched to stardom following his American Idol Season 7 win – breaking several Billboard chart records when 14 of his songs debuted on the Hot Digital Songs chart and 11 of his songs debuted on the Hot 100.  Cook has since gone on to sell more than 2 million albums (including his platinum-certified eponymous album) and, collectively, more than 5 million tracks (including two platinum-certified singles) worldwide.  After a move to Nashville, TN, David continued to find success, not only for himself (his 2015 studio album, DIGITAL VEIN, debuted in the top 5 on the Billboard Pop Chart), but also as a writer for other artists.  Cook continues to tour throughout the world in support of his multiple hits.  2018 brought an exciting new EP from Cook – CHROMANCE, featuring the single Gimme Heartbreak – and also marked David’s Broadway debut, starring as Charlie Price in the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit musical KINKY BOOTS. And this fall, Cook kicks off a highly-anticipated Acoustic Tour and releases his first new music since starring on Broadway with his single, Death of Me

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About David Cook

Paul McCartney once sang, “Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs” but on David Cook’s latest EP, CHROMANCE, he isn’t one of them. While he has written his share, he decidedly took a different turn this time out. “I wanted this EP to feel like the darker side of love. I recently found some psychology textbooks from college and read about different forms of love – parental, platonic, romantic, obsessive. When most people, including me, write love songs, it’s usually “you and me against the world,” but I wanted to tap in to the murkier aspects of love people rarely talk about.”

David Cook (and yes, he is the winner of American Idol’s Seventh Season) certainly knows his way around a good song. His first album, ANALOG HEART, came out pre-Idol, and his last album, DIGITAL VEIN, nicely bookended that chapter of Cook’s career. With CHROMANCE, he is starting fresh. “I was a ‘rock’ guy, but the further away I’ve gotten from that, the more I’ve opened up and found inspiration in the peripherals. I wouldn’t have had the courage earlier in my career, but now I have the confidence to go after the sound I want.”

The outcome is pretty outstanding. The first single, released this summer, is “Gimme Heartbreak,” an up-tempo track that throws the listener right in to the record. A bit bluesy and a lot anthemic, Cook calls this song “the appetizer to the rest of the album,” singing about being in a relationship that isn’t the right one, but staying in it anyway, which sets the tone for CHROMANCE. “I love the universality of this track. I think everyone has been in the position where they’re either too lazy or too scared to get out of a relationship they know isn’t going to work.” The next single, “Ghost Magnetic,” is a darker, slower moving track, a plaintive tale about allowing ghosts of old relationships to infiltrate a new one. A fan of cinematic pop, Cook cites Halsey’s album BADLANDS and the song “Running with the Wolves” by Aurora as examples of his motivation to write songs where every sound pushes the narrative forward.

While all the tracks on the EP represent a shade of love, hence the title CHROMANCE, Cook interestingly chose to cover Phil Collins’ “Another Day in Paradise.” The song, about homelessness, was, at the time, a departure for Collins, which is partly what drew Cook to it. “In a macro sense, to me, this song is about love. I don’t want to put words in to Phil Collins’ mouth, but to me it felt like it was about love in a societal sense. I started noodling on it in my home studio and within thirty seconds I had the whole bed of the song worked out.”

A fan of both Massive Attack and Nine Inch Nails, Cook always admired how they pushed the envelope and brought pop elements in to rock music. “I used them as a bedrock for this EP and how I wanted the record to feel.” Self-produced, Cook’s songwriting started out as an open process as well. Meeting with different songwriters such as Nathan Chapman, Steve Rusch and Ryan Star, Cook wasn’t necessarily looking to write his own album. “I wanted us to write the best song in the room; I didn’t think about who it would be for. “Gimme Heartbreak” was written with Steve, and it was done really quickly. “The Lucky Ones” was a co-write with former Churchill lead singer Tim Bruns, and that was written fairly quickly too. After that I thought, ‘let’s chase this rabbit’ and find songs that complement these two. That led to “Warfare,” which I wrote with Nathan and “Ghost Magnetic” with Ryan, with whom I’ve written with before. The last track, “Circles,” was written by me, which I love. It’s about a relationship ending with no hope of reconciliation.”

If putting out an EP wasn’t enough to keep Cook busy, in April he’s heading to the big white way for his Broadway debut in Kinky Boots as Charlie Price. “I’ve had conversations about finding creative outlets outside of being a musician, but the timing was never right.” While Cook is excited for his first starring role, he’s also aware how timely and relevant the message behind Kinky Boots is right now. “I am honored I am going to be part of this show and get to work with so many amazing people. I love the collaborative aspect of theatre too, the idea of being part of a creative team and working it out in front of an audience each night.”

Another passion of Cook’s is his work with ABC2, a Washington DC-based nonprofit that drives cutting edge research and treatments for brain cancer and brain tumors. “I’ve been very involved with the charity ABC2 and am very grateful that my career has allowed me to do that. I lost my brother Adam to a brain tumor in 2009; every year I am part of an event in DC and my fans alone have raised over 1 million dollars for this charity. Far and away, that is the proudest of all my achievements.”

And what does he think of the Idol re-boot? He’s all for it. “To me, what American Idol represented more than anything was opportunity. It was another chance for singer/songwriters to showcase what they did. Some people thought Idol was a shortcut, but I spent ten years playing out hoping to get noticed before I auditioned. I want the show to do well because I think that’s good for music.”

Being good for music is something David Cook has strived for ever since he left college to make performing his full-time career. He is well aware, and grateful, for the breaks American Idol has brought his way, and for the opportunities he continues to have. He has no plans to slow it down. “I love creative endeavors. I like starting with nothing and then finishing with something that didn’t exist before. That’s my favorite thing about creating new music. I love being able to put something artistic out in the world for people to enjoy.”



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For further information and interview opportunities with David Cook, please contact Ken Phillips Publicity Group, Inc. Kppublicitygroup@gmail.com

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Chromance EP Out Now


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Watch the lyric video for "Gimme Heartbreak" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koKubQMiQe4

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