David Cook's new single premiered on AOL's pop culture news site PopEater.com Tuesday, September 23. According to his official website Cook's first single from his upcoming debut album is called "Light On." The song was co-written by Soundgarden's Chris Cornell (who's arrangement of Billie Jean Cook based his American Idol performance on) and producer/songwriter Brian Howes. Cook has already released the lyrics to the song on his website.
Cook's first single, "Time Of My Life," had PopEater.com's biggest single premier of the year with over one million streams in twenty-four hours. Cook's debut album is scheduled to be released on November 18. No title has been released for the new album, but it wouldn't be a surprise if it was simply titled "David Cook." In addition to readying his album for release, Cook has launched his own social networking website – David Cook Official.com.
On the site fans can create profiles, upload photos, and interact with other fans. David Cook himself promises to be an active part of the site. He plans to have the site be a main source of news about his music and future plans, as well as a place where he can directly interact with his fans.
"Time Of My Life" is currently number two on Billboard's Hot Adult Contemporary charts after peaking at #1 last week. The single is currently at number forty-six on Billboard's Hot 100, after seventeen weeks of release and a number three debut. The single has now sold over 880,000 downloads, making it the second highest selling American Idol single ever (behind Clay Aiken's "This Is The Night").
Cook announced the release of his new single through an official email newsletter sent to fans who registered on his website.