Will Joseph Cook has shared his first new music of 2022.
Titled ‘4AM’, the new single comes alongside a video shot in Malaga, directed by frequent collaborator Bertie Gilbert.
“Conceptually 4AM is this really overly poetic voicemail for someone you love,” Will explains. “A rush of emotions you want to share but there’s no one up to hear them. I had initially written the verse as an acapella and then at home one night I built up the big instrumental chorus. It wasn’t until I was actually recording some new music in Mexico that the track fully came to life. I was literally wide awake at 4am sending voice notes and those feelings gave me the rest of the song. I recorded so many sounds of the city from my apartment window that night – they’re all buried under the instruments.”
“We shot the video in Andalusia, Spain. The landscapes there are so beautiful and varied that you can capture so many different vibes across an hour’s drive. I actually did almost all the location scouting on google earth, trying to find little hidden gems. There was this mountain helicopter pad existing right next to the ruins of a 1700s mansion house, a towering pastel coloured factory facing a beautiful beach/ocean view – so many interesting places. The song is a bit of an emotional whiplash and has this duality to it, all the spots we filmed in felt like that to me.”
‘4AM’ is described in a press release as “the first taste of more new music to come from Will Joseph Cook in 2022”. Keep your eyes peeled and check it out below.
Will Joseph Cook is set to hit the road in March. You can catch him at:
17 The Joiners, Southampton
18 The Prince Albert, Brighton
19 The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
20 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
22 Think Tank, Newcastle
23 King Tut’s, Glasgow
24 The Deaf Institute, Manchester
25 The Wardrobe, Leeds
27 Lafayette, London