NEW SINGLE ‘DRIVERLESS CARS’
Will Joseph Cook today shares his new single ‘Driverless Cars’ and its brilliant accompanying video, directed by Bad Hotel. ‘Driverless Cars’ received its first play last night from Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, and is available to stream and download now.
“‘Driverless Cars’ was a very dumb, literal way of trying to express a lack of control and clear direction in my life,” says Will. “Surrendering to the fact that a lot of what happens to us is out of our control. For me at least, that was a really uncomfortable and difficult thing to process.
I wrote ‘Driverless Cars’ after a late night walk, the title lyric kind of just popped out when I was singing the melody. It made me laugh because it was such a contemporary way of describing a very contemporary feeling. Plus, it has a ‘trying to be deep’ stoner energy to it which is always entertaining, I wanted to reflect that in the video.
The video follows an unpredictably surreal night with friends, dodging interactions with an ominous beast. He represented the anxiety that uncertainty can bring, but it’s all good because we never let him join the party. It was also a perfect excuse to finally buy the tiny car of my dreams.”
Will Joseph Cook is one of the UK’s brightest young talents. Still just 22 years old, Cook has been developing his uniquely multi-dimensional songwriting since he was just 14. After signing his first record deal aged 17, his debut album Sweet Dreamer arrived to great acclaim in 2017 and a follow up EP If You Want To Make Money arrived barely six months later. Following a hectic few years he took some time off and went travelling, before settling back down to write the batch of songs that will form his second album.
He dropped two new songs, ‘The Dragon’ and ‘Hey Brother’, last year alongside a string of intimate UK shows, including a sold out London Omeara performance. ‘Driverless Cars’ is Will’s first release of 2020, with more to come.