Cook was crowned the American Idol last Wednesday (May 21) after triumphing over Idol favorite David Archuleta, and attributes his feelings and connection to music to Rat Pack king Frank Sinatra.
Over the last few weeks, Cook has been tearing up on stage during his Idol performances after crooning the lyrics to songs like Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey, and his winning Idol single Time Of My Life.
Hes been feeling the vibe of music and lyrics more thanks to an article that was posted backstage at Idol about Frank Sinatras habit of reading and truly understanding lyrics before attempting to sing a song.
Cook explains, Its about connecting with the words and feeling them. Then you can sing like you mean it and really match the vibe of the lyrics to the music. You have to find out what the song is all about first.
Cook hopes to keep feeling the music with his upcoming debut album, which, as he puts it, Will be a solid rock record thatll make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.
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