'American Idol' David Cook releases 'Carry You': Exclusive premiere

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AmericanIdol season 7 winner David Cook will release his first new album in four years, DigitalVein, next month. Today, he's giving fans another taste of it with "Carry You," which Billboard is exclusively premiering below.

Fans can download the song instantly by pre-ordering the album from iTunes this Friday, Aug. 14.

"'Carry You' is a song that came together fairly quickly," Cook tells Billboard. "Blair Daly and I built the song around the bass line, and really wanted each instrument and vocal to have its own space. That approach helped make the song feel big and layered."

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Cook said he got a feel for the song where it counted -- from the fans.

"We took the song out on the road early to get some audience feedback and got great response," he said. "That gave us a little momentum when it came time to track it for Digital Vein."

DigitalVein will be released on Sept. 18 through the Analog Heart label, to be marketed through INgrooves. On that date, fans can view a live stream concert direct from Nashville where fans can hear the new tracks performed by the 32-year old musician and his band.

The record features 13 unreleased tracks, including a rendition of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game." With the exception of "Laying Me Low," which he co-produced with Chris Reardon, Cook produced every track on the album himself, according to a release.

Check out "Carry You' below:

In other news, Cook released a lyric video to the lead single, "Criminals," this week:

Cook kicks off a nationwide tour on Sept. 25 in Orlando, Florida for a three-show run in Walt Disney World's Epcot.

Here are the rest of the tour dates:

9/30 - Phoenix, AZ at MIM Music Theatre
10/02 - San Diego, CA at The Music Box
10/04 - Los Angeles, CA at Troubadour
10/06 - Napa, CA at City Winery
10/07 - San Francisco, CA at The Chapel
10/08 - Grants Pass, OR at Rogue Theatre
10/09 - Eugene, OR at HiFi Music Hall
10/11 - Seattle, WA at Tractor Tavern
10/12 - Spokane, WA at The Bing Crosby Theatre
10/15 - Denver, CO at The Soiled Dove Underground
10/18 - Omaha, NE at Slowdown
10/21 - Minneapolis, MN at The Cedar
10/23 - Chicago, IL at The Abbey
10/24 - Indianapolis, IN at The Vogue
10/28 - Nashville, TN at 3rd and Lindsley
10/29 - Newport, KY at Southgate House Revival - Sanctuary
10/30 - Watseka, IL at The Watseka Theatre
11/02 - Annapolis, MD at Rams Head On Stage
11/03 - Washington, DC at The Hamilton
11/05 - Londonderry, NH at Tupelo Hall
11/06 - Norfolk, CT at Infinity Hall
11/07 - New York, NY at Gramercy Theatre
11/08 - Newton, NJ at Newton Theatre
11/10 - Bethlehem, PA at Musikfest Café at Steel Stacks
11/11 - Wilmington, DE at World Café Live
11/12 - Raleigh, NC at Lincoln Theatre
11/14 - Charlotte, NC at Neighborhood Theatre
11/17 - New Orleans, LA at The Parish at House of Blues
11/18 - Houston, TX at Dosey Doe
11/19 - Austin, TX at One World Theatre
11/20 - Dallas, TX at The Kessler Theater
11/21 - Tulsa, OK at The Vanguard

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