Stereo Embers The Podcast: David Cook (“American Idol”)
Written by BOMBSHELL RADIO on 07/16/2020
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“Reds To Blue And Back Again”
John Steinbeck once wrote: “There are as many worlds as there are kinds of days, and as an opal changes its colors and its fire to match the nature of a day, so do I.” All those changes of colors? Well, that’s a good way to describe what’s been going on with David Cook lately.
The Texas born, Missouri raised Cook’s new single is called “Reds Turn Blue” and it’s a track that assigns manic highs to the color red and the painful lows to the color blue. The song traces not only the way our moods shift from color to color but more specially, how when we have anxiety that shift has its own punching velocity. It’s the first new blast of music Cook has put out in a while—since 2018’s Chromance EP. But don’t think he’s not been busy. The Season 7 winner of “American Idol” spent the better part of 2018 performing in “Kinky Boots” on Broadway and headlining an acoustic tour. The 37 year old musician talks to Alex about how his new song is an artistic breakthrough, why he has trouble throwing things away and his recent diagnosis of an anxiety disorder. He also talks about playing new songs for his wife, how he’s different than his onstage persona and why there’s suddenly a ukulele in his house…