Music Premiere: Drew Cooper – “New Heart”

Last year Tucson, Arizona’s Drew Cooper made his debut at our River Jam Sunday extravaganza. Honest songwriting and a grizzled voice carved from thousands of miles of gigging, we love Cooper’s take on Americana.

His latest project, ambitious in scope, is a double album full of all new material. To help see his vision through, Drew enlisted the help of Studio 606 big gun, John Lousteau (Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Motorhead, etc.) to produce the record. Part one, This Life, is set to release on April 15th, and today you’ll be getting a sneak peek at one of the tracks, “New Heart.”

Drew told us,

“This song was written and re-written probably 15 times. I wanted to get it right because it’s about my wife. I got really lucky to find a heart that was patient and persistent. I had honestly given up on finding someone to love my kids and me while also understanding the life I chose in music, but she did. I wanted to get that in the language I live in. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out and how happy I am with my wife.”

“New Heart” has the “three chords and the truth” type of simplicity that just speaks for itself. Not much to say other than shut up, listen, enjoy, then head on over to Drew Cooper ( if you want more.

Drew Cooper · New Heart

Cody Starr

Staff writer and resident website mechanic. Raised in DFW, but recently left the big city for quieter, small(er) town life. Family guy, Aggie, software developer, Ticket's Own. I occasionally write for The Dallas Observer, my editor there probably hates me.