wILL jOSEPH Cook Announces Tour With Release Of 4AM
Will Joseph Cook kicks off 2022 by sharing his emotive new single ‘4AM’. A wistful, brooding ode to a late-night call to a lover, the track is a slow burner which eventually cracks open into a explosion of dizzying feelings, showcasing a new dimension to Cook’s songwriting. ‘4AM’ comes complete with a cinematic video shot in Malaga and directed by frequent collaborator Bertie Gilbert.
Of the new single, Cook adds: “Conceptually 4AM is this really overly poetic voicemail for someone you love. 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.”
When talking about the video he notes, “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,” Cook adds of 4AM’s accompanying video.
‘4AM’ is the first taste of more new music to come from Will Joseph Cook in 2022, following the release of his 2020 sophomore album Something To Feel Good About, which featured viral smash ‘Be Around Me’ - the song found huge success on TikTok where 1.2 million videos were made with the sound - and his 2017 debut Sweet Dreamer.
Will has taken his high-energy live show worldwide, culminating in sold-out shows at London’s Omeara, Heaven, and the Electric Ballroom. He has also performed at high-profile international festivals including Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Boardmasters, Victorious, Secret Garden Party, Reeperbahn, Green Plugged Seoul and Corona Capital in Mexico.
Will Joseph Cook 2022 UK tour dates
Thursday 17 March - The Joiners, Southampton
Friday 18 March - The Prince Albert, Brighton
Saturday 19 March - The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
Sunday 20 March - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Tuesday 22 March - Think Tank, Newcastle
Wednesday 23 March - King Tut’s, Glasgow
Thursday 24 March - The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Friday 25 March - The Wardrobe, Leeds
Sunday 27 March - Lafayette, London
You can buy tickets HERE