NASHVILLE, TENN. – David Cook will celebrate the release of The Looking Glass EP (available this Friday, April 16) with a concert live broadcast from Ocean Way Studios in Nashville via the streaming platform Mandolin on Sunday, April 18th. It is the first of three performances followed by Sunday, May 2nd, a fundraiser to benefit The National Brain Tumor Society, and Sunday, May 16th, an extended set highlighting his newer offerings and additional songs from his catalog. All shows to begin at 7 pm CT and tickets are available at the BOX OFFICE.
As previously announced, David will return to the road this fall with the first U.S dates of his 2021 tour beginning September 11th in Cincinnati and continuing to the Northeast before wrapping in Columbus, OH on September 25th. It will be followed by his previously announced co-headline tour with Kris Allen billed as “Dave & Kris Go to Europe Acoustic Tour” scheduled for October 2021.
The Looking Glass EP is a six-song set recorded in Nashville with producer Andy Skib.
In 2020, David released two singles from the EP. The first, “Reds Turn Blue,” a nod to the manic highs (reds) and lows (blues) of anxiety, something David has struggled to overcome since his season seven win on American Idol. As David told People.com; “This song became a therapeutic process for me, as a way to personify my anxiety and make it something other than me — which in an odd way has helped me navigate my relationship with it.” To capture that struggle, David worked with artist Justin A. Nixon to create a visual that was, “sci-fi and sinister” but left open-ended to represent “that constant battle between anxiety and myself.”
And the second, “Strange World,” is “my homage to this year,” said David. “Staring out of windows at the world outside, feeling disconnected from it, and trying to find those moments that would normally exist outside, inside.”
He most recently released “Fire” that “combines a driving rhythm with a jubilant sense of want that is palpable.” – Parade Magazine