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
Writer(s) David Cook, Andrew Waldeck, Chris Reardon
Producer(s) David Cook
David Cook singles chronology
"The Last Song I'll Write for You"
"Laying Me Low"
"Wait for Me"

"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).


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
US Pop Digital Songs (Billboard)[7] 36

Release history[edit]

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


  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.