The Last Song I'll Write For You

Album: Single Release Only (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • David penned this song with his former Midwest Kings bandmate, guitarist Andy Skib, before winning American Idol. Skib is now a member of Cook's backing band, The Anthemic. The third songwriter is Daniel James of the Australian Pop/Electronica duo Dreamlab, who has penned songs for Selena Gomez ("Hit The Lights") and Demi Lovato ("Unbroken").
  • The song was premiered by Cook on the May 10, 2012 episode of the eleventh season of American Idol. It was released immediately afterwards by 19 Recordings, the singer's new label following his departure from RCA Records.
  • Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Cook denied this was written with his former record company in mind, despite the fact it was his first new song after losing his recording contract with RCA. He insisted it was a break-up song that came together very quickly.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Grammar In Lyrics

Grammar In LyricsMusic Quiz

Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?

The Evolution of "Ophelia"

The Evolution of "Ophelia"Song Writing

How four songs portray Shakespeare's character Ophelia.

Thomas Dolby

Thomas DolbySongwriter Interviews

He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.

Tanita Tikaram

Tanita TikaramSongwriter Interviews

When she released her first album in 1988, Tanita became a UK singing sensation at age 19. She talks about her darkly sensual voice and quirky songwriting style.

Album Cover Inspirations

Album Cover InspirationsSong Writing

Some album art was at least "inspired" by others. A look at some very similar covers.

Dexys (Kevin Rowland and Jim Paterson)

Dexys (Kevin Rowland and Jim Paterson)Songwriter Interviews

"Come On Eileen" was a colossal '80s hit, but the band - far more appreciated in their native UK than stateside - released just three albums before their split. Now, Dexys is back.