Laying Me Low

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"Laying Me Low"
Single by David Cook
from the album Digital Vein
Released April 30, 2013 (2013-04-30)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:39
Label
Writer(s) David Cook, Andrew Waldeck, Chris Reardon
Producer(s) David Cook
David Cook singles chronology
"The Last Song I'll Write for You"
(2012)
"Laying Me Low"
(2013)
"Wait for Me"
(2014)

"Laying Me Low" is a song recorded by American recording artist David Cook. It was released as a single on April 30, 2013 through XIX Recordings and Cook's imprint Analog Heart Music.[1] The song is also included on Cook's fourth studio album, Digital Vein (2015).

Background[edit]

In 2012, Cook parted ways his post-Idol record label RCA Records in search of more creative control over his career.[2] He self-released a new song, "The Last Song I'll Write for You", later that year before moving to Nashville, Tennessee to begin work on a new album. Cook co-wrote "Laying Me Low" with Andrew Waldeck and Chris Reardon and explained in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he was "refocusing on enjoying the creative process" of songwriting.[3] The single was announced on April 21, 2013 before being released to digital retailers on April 30.[4][1]

Live performances[edit]

Cook performed the song during the Top 4 redux results show of the twelfth season of American Idol on May 2, 2013.[5]

Commercial reception[edit]

The single sold 14,000 copies in its first week of release,[6] and resultantly debuted at number 36 on the Billboard Pop Digital Songs component chart.[7]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Pop Digital Songs (Billboard)[7] 36

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States April 30, 2013 Digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Laying Me Low - Single by David Cook". iTunes Store Canada. Apple Inc. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Halperin, Shirley (10 May 2012). "'American Idol's' David Cook and RCA Records Part Ways (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Halperin, Shirley (25 April 2013). "'American Idol' Winner David Cook Unveils a 'New Chapter' (Exclusive Audio)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Santilli, MJ (21 April 2013). "David Cook New Single "Laying Me Low" – Listen to A Preview (Audio) (Photo) *David Set To Perform on Idol May 2*". MJ's Big Blog. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Parker, Lyndsey (30 April 2013). "David Cook Returns With New Single, "Laying Me Low"". Yahoo! Music (Yahoo!). Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Mansfield, Brian (8 May 2013). "'Idol' sales: Jessica Sanchez, David Cook, more". USA Today (Gannett Company). Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Chart Search". Billboard Pop Digital Songs for David Cook. Retrieved 8 July 2015.