Hear David Cook’s New Single “The Last Goodbye”

Robbie Daw | April 19, 2011 2:19 pm

The song’s title would have you believe it’s some sappy ballad, but David Cook’s new single “The Last Goodbye”—the first offering from his upcoming This Loud Morning LP—is here, and it’s pretty rockin’. The new tune from the Season 7 American Idol alum was added to iTunes today. Give a listen and weigh in on it below! “if you hear this on the radio, then we’ve already said our last goodbye,” Cook laments about a lost love on his new single, a co-write with Ryan Tedder. Later he adds, “We were almost beautiful, a broken piece of art put on display.”

Musically, we’re almost getting a Kelly Clarkson-meets-Coldplay vibe here, though David’s vocals are unmistakably his own. We’re just happy he’s kicking things off this time around with an upbeat number.

“The Last Goodbye” marks Cook’s official return following his eponymous, post-Idol debut, which came out nearly three years ago. From what you’ve heard so far, was it worth the wait?