Rock singer-songwriter David Cook is back with a new single called “Reds Turn Blue.” Released just yesterday (6/26), this track is a reference to the manic highs (reds) and lows (blues) of anxiety, something that David has struggled to over since his season 7 win on American Idol. It premiered on People Magazine accompanied by a feature on 6/25 and he was also featured on Sirius/XM Volume yesterday as well.
When asked about the meaning behind, “Reds Turn Blue,” Cook explained, “Lyrically, this song touches on my experience dealing with an anxiety disorder. I began having anxiety episodes in 2010, with no real rhyme or reason. Once those began, I noticed I also carried a lot of worry about whether or not another one was coming. The crux of “Reds Turn Blue” is a letter to myself, I guess. A reminder that whatever is heavy in the moment, will pass. Lean into it, breathe through it.”
This is the first new music David has released since 2018s EP Chromance. That same year, Cook made 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. I love the collaborative aspect of theatre, the idea of being part of a creative team and working it out in front of an audience each night.”