David Cook's New Single 'Last Goodbye' to Arrive in April

April 01, 2011 03:11:44 GMT

The 'American Idol' graduate is going to release the lead single of his sophomore set on April 19.

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David Cook is gearing up to release the first single from his upcoming second studio album. The 2008 winner of "American Idol" revealed that he's going to drop the fresh material titled "The Last Goodbye" on April 19. He gushed, "Can't wait for you guys to hear it!"

The official announcement won't be made until Friday, April 1, but Cook couldn't wait any longer to share it with his devotees so he posted the news on his Twitter. "The official press release is supposed to come out tomorrow, but I'm impatient, so let me be the first to tell you...," he wrote.

The album itself hasn't got any working title and release date. It has producer Matt Serletic (Rob Thomas, Matchbox 20, Collective Soul), and songwriter OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder helping Cook shape it up. Two new songs, "Goodbye to the Girl" and "Paper Heart", were previously previewed in an album teaser.

When visited by Entertainment Tonight on studio, he said, "This record was the most difficult, but I think the most gratifying record I've made to date," before adding "nothing good is ever easy." Talking more about the CD, he said it reflects the ups and downs of his life and admitted some of them came from "a bit of a darker place."

"I just wrote about life - and life's not always easy, it's not always fun. But I think those real moments are hopefully what's going to shine through. I want my fans to feel like when they listen to this record that I'm being honest with them."

Beside working on the new album, David Cook has also hit studio to cover Simple Minds' 1985 smash hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)". It serves as 2011 farewell song for "Idol" and has been offered as a free download for those who pre-order his forthcoming album beginning March 3.


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posted by myrayka04 on Apr 20, 2011
To me the song is "meh", I expect his debute song will be amazing and better than "Light On", on that song his voice was very good. I don't know where he will go from here, because he is not in the level of 2008 when he released his first album after AI. I'm sorry I tell the truth. Light on was my fave song from him. While he is older, more mature, more experience, more knowledgeable about music this debute song doesn't show it. Too bad. The only thing I notice is he has more hair??????
posted by myrayka04 on Apr 19, 2011
Believe me he will do good because he will use AI show to promote his second album. If not it will be ashamed.
posted by Sam on Apr 13, 2011
David puts on a great rock show so it will be great to get some new music as it has been 2 1/2 years. Looking forward to the tour as well!!!
posted by Tara on Apr 02, 2011
Who cares? He won AI now he will use the AI show to get going with his second album..good voice, overated talent though.
posted by Tom on Apr 02, 2011
About time, he has not done much in a few years. Will see how he does with the second album. He certainly had enough big names help him with it.
posted by Steve on Apr 02, 2011
Looking forward to Cooks new music. I saw him in New Port Beach and couldn't believe how good he and his band were.
posted by marina on Apr 01, 2011
Finally! I can't wait to hear his music. His GREAT music.
posted by latinalovescook on Apr 01, 2011
we've waited for so last, great music for my sore eardrums....and the countdown has begun =)
posted by denae on Apr 01, 2011
I cant wait!!!Finally be good to hear some real music from a great artist!!Hopefully he gets more air time with this album he deff. deserves it!!
posted by spanish on Apr 01, 2011
At last something to look forward to.
posted by Rey on Apr 01, 2011
I can't wait! I will buy another dozen copies of the album as gifts.
posted by Kellie D. on Apr 01, 2011
I pre-ordered the album and got the free download of "Don't You (Forget About Me)"'s growly/powerful/awesome!
posted by Kellie D. on Apr 01, 2011
So exciting to get new music from David. His first CD is awesome, so I know this one will be too! Is it April 19th yet?!
posted by Ivonne on Mar 31, 2011
I can't wait to get this album! David Cook is an amazing singer! Its a happy day in the David Cook fandom :)

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