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David Cook Returns With New Single, “Laying Me Low”

Lyndsey Parker
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David Cook parted ways with BMG last year--after releasing two albums for the label--announcing the split backstage at last season's "American Idol" top four results show. But the Season 7 "Idol" winner, who's now 30 years old and recently relocated to Nashville, is hardly laying low: He's back on "Idol" this week to play this season's top four results show, and today he released his comeback single, ironically titled "Laying Me Low."

The hooky, piano-driven track, which is available now on iTunes and Amazon, definitely showcases a re-energized Idol, ready for this new phase in his life. David recently told The Hollywood Reporter: "I think stepping away from the scene and just focusing on writing and not worrying about what I’m writing and the process of writing...I don't remember the last time I was so excited about music. To be able to be back on the 'Idol' stage and perform this song is really different for me. I can't even explain how, it’s new territory and it’s really exciting to kind of unveil this new chapter. I haven't titled this chapter yet."

David Cook will perform "Laying Me Low" on "American Idol" this Thursday, so set your DVRs now!

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