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Will Joseph Cook unveils new album opener "Be Around Me"

09 September 2020, 11:12 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Will Joseph Cook has returned with new single "Be Around Me", the opening track from his upcoming album Something To Feel Good About.

"Be Around Me" is the third single to be shared from Cook's forthcoming second album, arriving after earlier outings "Something To Feel Good About" and "Driverless Cars".

Cook says of his new release, "The song is about those moments when you’re teetering on the edge of falling for someone, the transition between playing it cool and showing vulnerability. I wanted it to be flirty but still have these bouts of nervous energy jumping out. The initial spark for the tune came from a craving to write something really pacey. So I cranked the BPM to 165 which very literally gave it this really frenetic flow. Basically for me, it sounds like how falling for someone feels."

The new track is accompanied by a dizzying visual directed by Bertie Gilbert.

Something To Feel Good About will follow on from Cook's 2017 debut LP Sweet Dreamer.

The forthcoming album was written and recorded in LA. He says of the album, "One of the themes of the record is living an optimistic and loving lifestyle in the shadow of either something big and existential that everyone's feeling, or just personal worries you're struggling with."

Cook continues, "I can communicate with music better than I did before. I knew what sounded good, and what I liked to do melodically, but then in terms of something with an emotional connection, that's happened more on this album. Releasing through my own label Bad Hotel has also been really exciting, it's definitely opened a lot of doors to more creativity and self-expression."

"Be Around Me" is out now. Will Joseph Cook's second LP Something To Feel Good About will arrive via Bad Hotel on 27 November, and is available to pre-order now.
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