Dork Radio
Now playing:
In the mag...
Featuring Foals, King Nun, Pumarosa, Feet and loads more.
Order a copy
November 2019
Feature

Track by Track: Will Joseph Cook - If You Want To Make Money EP

Find out all about Will's new release.
Published: 11:14 pm, October 26, 2017
Track by Track: Will Joseph Cook - If You Want To Make Money EP
Happy nearly-the-end-of-2017! It's only October, but already the year's winding up with hot new releases making way for X Factor contestants of old and random TV stars like Shane Ritchie. But fear not - there are still a few good 'uns coming, like this here three-track effort from Will Joseph Cook; a welcome short-but-sweet treat to follow his debut album from earlier in the year.

"All the songs are about throwing off the pressures of success and validation," he says. "I feel like being so connected makes us constantly compare our lives to unachievable and often fake lifestyles; the EP is my response to that."

If You Want To Make Money
I wrote ‘If You Want To Make Money’ about wanting to trade your life for one you saw online. So many young people want, or compare themselves to, an LA Instagram lifestyle. The song develops to realise its all a front, and the people we’re aspiring to are just as unsatisfied as we are. It’s also an anti Fiji water protest song.

Holly Wood
'Holly Wood' is about being at party full of people and only one person there really gets you. It’s also about hopes and aspirations, wanting to do something memorable and exciting with my life without just following well-trodden paths and cliches. When I was recording the first arrangement demo at home, I was referencing The Cure at their most pop and other bands like Public Image Ltd. and The La’s.

Fish
'Fish' is the final track of the EP. Writing it was such a strange experience, it turned from a provocative funny song title into one of my favourite songs that I’ve written. I think its the antithesis of what the EP is working towards lyrically. Recording this track was really exciting/important for me. As much as it is the closing track of the EP, I also feel it leaves things very forward facing. It felt like need territory for me.

Give all this a try

Introducing the new issue of Dork, featuring Foals
New issue!

Introducing the new issue of Dork, featuring Foals

There's also King Nun, Pumarosa, Feet and loads more.
Easy Peeler: Phoebe Green is kicking up a storm
Feature

Easy Peeler: Phoebe Green is kicking up a storm

It’s early days for the up-and-coming Greenster, but our Phoebe is already ticking all the right boxes.
Swim Deep talk latest album 'Emerald Classics', pop, and getting new music out for "January or February"
Feature

Swim Deep talk latest album 'Emerald Classics', pop, and getting new music out for "January or February"

A lot has changed for Swim Deep between albums. With a new line-up firmly in place, they’re back, and they’ve no plans to slow down any time soon.
Once more, with feeling: Lauv’s time is now
Cover

Once more, with feeling: Lauv’s time is now

During a brief visit to London, we pinned the current-and-future pop megastar down to work out just why he’s so massive.
Like this? Subscribe to Dork and get every issue delivered direct to your door anywhere on the planet.
CONTACT PRIVACY ADVERTISE

© 2018 The Bunker Publishing