Will Joseph Cook has announced his upcoming third album Every Single Thing, and has released new single "Little Miss" to accompany the news.
"Little Miss" was the first track written for Every Single Thing, which will also include last month's "4AM" single, and is teamed with a Bertie Gilbert-directed video.
Cook says of the new outing, "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"."
Every Single Thing will follow Cook's 2020 album Something To Feel Good About. He started working on the record in early 2021 before heading to Mexico with Eric Radloff and finishing the album in LA.
Cook explains, "At first we were working remotely on a painfully slow countryside internet connection. 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."
"I got an Airbnb for two weeks and we did all the pre-production there," Cook adds. "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. 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."