I may be too late to the Digital Vein’s CD Release Party which happened on September 18th 2015 but it doesn’t mean that I don’t care or appreciate everything David Cook has to offer to the music world.
I certainly do – very much so.
And, with the release of his 4th album, Digital Vein, we are blessed with the heart and soul of what makes David such a special and singular musician in today’s music scene.
Make no mistake about it – David never was, is or every will be a cookie-cutter artist. This is why he left RCA in 2012 and firmly planted his feet in the musically fertile world known as Nashville Tennessee. It may have been a scary and, oftentimes, lonely process for the normal musician but, for someone like David – who likes to maintain perfect control over the details surrounding the production of his music -, this change of pace was the perfect fit.
According to David’s Wikipedia Page, David stated:
My last independent record, back in 2006, was Analog Heart, and after my major-label journey, with circumstances being what they are, this record is certainly a progression. I don’t think it’s very much like Analog Heart at all, but the process of putting it together was similar in the sense that I worked with a very small team, and I put a lot of myself into every aspect of it. It felt like a throwback in that regard, so I wanted the two records to be connected, if only in name.”
The songs on this album are heaped with the maturity and professionalism we have come to expect from David. His voice sounds super – always focused and free and yet rich and robust. He values every aspect of the technical process and it shows via the seamless, liberated quality of his vocal delivery. And his articulation is precise, yet nuanced.
David co-wrote these songs in collaboration with well-known songwriters – Blair Daly, Zac Maloy, Kevin Griffin, Chad Carlson and David Hodges. They took their time and it shows. It’s not about churning out whatever pops in to your head with your eye on a timeline.
No. It is not.
Rather it is about respecting the process and allowing the music to come first and the message to resonate from within your soul. This is what creates great songs, ones that will last for a lifetime and make sense as the years carry on.
David is presently on a very busy Digital Vein tour and, quite possibly, will be heading toward a city near you. You will be doing yourself a huge favour by attending one of his concerts, because David has grown exponentially since his American Idol Season 7 days. Even then, he always was a bright, articulate and creative artist and these attributes have intensified over the last 8 years.