Awake At Dusk

by Matt Cook



In this two-song EP from Matt Cook, a new sound emerges, one that's richer and more sophisticated in both sound and content. Cook hones a larger variety of instruments and sounds since his previous albums.

The first song, “Awake At Dusk,” follows a dreamer who longs for a” life that never started.” This latest single emanates a feel of longing for a love that traps you between slumber and being awake. The combination of upbeat piano combined with haunting background vocals blend perfectly in this independent movie-themed song.

In "Lessons Learned," we follow the same dreamer, only to realize that chasing a love that never started taught the dreamer a lesson. Heartbreak can only go hand-in-hand with regret if one has not learned something from the experience. “Feel all that’s lost, when you know it’s not your fault,” sings the dreamer. This second song takes on more of Cook’s namesake ballads, slower paced, yet full of emotion.

While both catchy in nature, both songs go hand-in-hand, and come full circle, delivering a theme of love and the lengths one takes in the journey to find it.

-Nicole Cook


released September 18, 2012

All Songs Written, Recorded, Produced, and Performed by Matt Cook
Recorded and Mastered at SFP studio July-August 2012

Additional background vocals on "Awake At Dusk" by Sophie Stone
Album notes by Nicole Cook
Album artwork by Owen Watson



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Writing intricate ballads and catchy folk-pop tunes since the age of 15, Matt Cook's professional career began in Orange County, CA with the release of his debut "Coast to Coast" LP in 2005. Cook's songwriting style has since taken on a more indie/alternative sound. Cook's love and admiration for Brian Wilson are embodied in his abilities as singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. ... more

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Track Name: Awake at Dusk
I place an envelope of letters in the mailbox
You’ll never get them they’ll be swallowed by a lost art
When misdirection is a country you are choosing
And darkness is the brightest image you are seeing
You’ll act aware as if you know all your surroundings
While caught in crossfire or sunken by the drownings
Of people living off the company you’re choosing
The silence settles in the wind that isn’t moving

And we will all awake at dusk
And we will all awake at dusk
When love is not enough to wake you up

My mind’s a canvas paint a wife of many ranges
She’ll remain nameless with a face that always changes
Suddenly I can see I’m not the one you wanted
You made an ending for a life that never started

And we will all awake at dusk
And we will all awake at dusk
Put your faith in those who trust
When love is not enough to wake you up

And we will all awake at dusk
And we will all awake at dusk
Put your faith in those who trust
When love is not enough to wake you up
Just put your faith in all of those who trust
Track Name: Lessons Learned
Breathe in all your words
Exhale when it hurts
Feel all that’s lost
You know it’s not your fault

Soak yourself in all of your anger
It’s good to mourn in all of the lessons
We learned so long ago
We learned when we were young