Heather Cook is a singer/songwriter from New Jersey preparing to release her thirteen-song debut LP Quick! No One’s Looking via Weird Sister Records. Emotional and playful, Cook’s musical style uses atmospheric harmonies and catchy melodies to tell stories of early heartbreak and nostalgia. Having grown up in the sweaty basement-show scene of NJ, her work is often inspired by the youthful and sometimes haunting memories of the Garden State. Her rock influences include local bands such as The Front Bottoms and Streetlight Manifesto, whereas her softer acoustic songs are more comparable to the energy of Alex G and Big Thief. New Noise Magazine described Cook’s musical style as “utilizing the quiet atmosphere to provide tranquility.” Currently residing in New York City, Cook is also a writer for the punk comedy website The Hard Times and can often be found working in behind-the-scenes television production. All of these experiences have helped her develop her own style and sound that is uniquely haunting.
Quick! No One’s Looking is out everywhere on September 2nd, 2022.
“Dark Water” is the first single off of Heather Cook’s debut LP. Part indie rock, part ethereal acoustics, Cook’s newest song is an invitation into the uncharted waters of existentialism and nostalgia. Evoking the likes of Big Thief, Alex G, and Lucy Dacus, “Dark Water” ebbs and flows like the tide with oceanic choruses and builds up into a conclusive wave. Melodically catchy and lyrically introspective, “Dark Water” is a windows-down on a warm night kind of tune for when you’ve got a long lonely highway ahead of you.