Will Joseph Cook has announced the details for his third album, ‘Every Single Thing’.
Set for release on 20th May via Bad Hotel / The Vertex, the news comes alongside the album’s lead single, ‘Little Miss’.
Speaking about the new song – the first one written for the album – Will explains: “I was with my friend Eric Radloff and I had just got a Nintendo Switch. We both love that world and I was rediscovering a lot of Wii / Gamecube beats. I had been doing this thing on social media where I would take classic Nintendo soundtracks and writing melodies and lyrics to them. I wanted to do something with the same cute, jazz pop sound from those games. We were both just texting each other little ideas in that vibe. Eventually we landed on the chords and from there the entire song and lyrics came very quickly after. I had been away from my girlfriend for a good chunk of time, there was beautiful sunny weather outside – so I just walked around my garden and house, pulling words from what I felt around me. It had the same kinda sexy, fun charm that I had enjoyed writing with for ‘Be Around Me’.”
It’s the second track to be previewed from the record, following up on previous track ‘4AM’.
Written with the aforementioned Eric Radloff, who released music as Okudaxij, and LA-based writer-producer Matt Parad, Will reveals: “At first we were working remotely on a painfully slow countryside internet connection,” he remembers. “We sent each other stems and ideas and the first few tunes came together like that. Then it was just a case of finding a way to meet somewhere.”
Decamping to Mexico, he continues: “I got an Airbnb for two weeks and we did all the pre-production there. In our suitcases, we had a mini-studio that we set up in an apartment block. We whittled it down to 10 tracks and went on from there to LA. Basically, you had to be in Mexico for two weeks and then you were allowed to enter the US. It was pretty wild,” he continues. “But then I ended up being in the US for quite a while. I was away for two months and the album was finished and mixed. It felt old school. I went to a place, recorded and left with a new record. I think those limitations and those pressures were good.”
You can check out new track ‘Little Miss’ below. Will is set to hit the road next month for a short run of shows. You can check those out after the jump.
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