Ashley Cooke Drops Three New Songs Ahead of Upcoming Album

Ashley Cooke drops three new songs, including, “mean girl,” “shot in the dark,” and “tastes like,” out now on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new tracks below.

Superstar in the making, Ashley Cooke just shared some exciting news with her fans! Cooke’s debut album, Shot In The Dark is officially dropping on July 21st, featuring 24 brand new songs. In celebration of the news, the singer-songwriter is sharing three new songs with fans including a collaboration with Colbie Caillat called, “mean girl,” the title track, and a song called, “tastes like.”

In a recent press release, Cooke shared, “It’s been full of bucket list moments for me… I made my Opry debut, signed my first deals, went on tours with my heroes, and lived a lot of life in the moments in between. This album is about all of that — and it’s about the magic that can come if you really take risks in life and love.”

The first new song released today is one of the few collaborations on Cooke’s upcoming record. “mean girl” featuring Colbie Caillat is a beautiful reminder of the power of sisterhood. While the song is melancholy in nature, it is a reminder to the girlfriend of your ex to pay attention to the signs in the relationship. Heartbreaking, yet beautiful, “mean girl” is one of Cooke’s best songs to date. Cooke and Caillat are truly the pair we never knew we always needed!

“Where there’s some, there’s always a fire // and he’s got the lighter // this ain’t me being mean girl // I just hate to see a good heart hanging on as string, girl // It sure looks a. Lot like love, but what you don’t see, girl // is all those cards slid so far up his sleeve, girl // when he says you’re the only one take it from me // it’s just another thing // that he doesn’t mean, girl”

As for the title track, “shot in the dark,” Cooke leans deeper into her songwriting prowess. “shot in the dark” depicts what it is like to find a love interest in the bar and feeling the rush of a first kiss. The song feels hopeful and alluring.

Finally, “tastes like” is a fun, party song. While Cooke is known for her personal lyrics, Cooke’s entertainer-side is on full display on this track. “tastes like” is a cheeky, summer-ready tune that is sure to get a lot of playing time during the singer-songwriter’s live shows this summer.

These three songs are proving that Cooke’s album is one to look out for. She is truly on the brink of superstardom, so if you are not yet a fan, now is the time to jump on the bandwagon!


Ashley Cooke shares three new songs, ahead of upcoming album, slated for release this July.

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Ashley Cooke’s new songs are now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.