Being a twin is bound to come with challenges in life. Sometimes it’s hard to find your own way in the world without constantly being compared to the other version of yourself stood across the room from you.
Well, imagine finding yourself in direct competition in the entertainment industry with your twin! This was the exact problem that Glasgow-born Michael Cooke had. After unfortunately having his dreams of reaching the Olympics dashed, Michael turned to acting, but kept turning up at the audition room to find his brother.
Despite this strange phenomenon, he found success in acting, before turning to music as a new creative outlet. Without having to conform to pre-written roles within the acting industry, Michael Cooke has written his debut album ‘Doin Alright’, set to be released soon.
Watch the video for Losing My Mind For Nothing below, taken from the upcoming album!
Michael has split his career journey between home and London, always taking every project with the utmost focus and drive. His early career ambition – to be a professional Olympic athlete – was unfortunately dashed due to injury, so he turned his focus to the shining lights of Hollywood!
Enduring success both on screen and on stage, he felt like his creative flow was better suited elsewhere, where he could pick up a guitar and a mic to truly express himself.
He now says that music was his true calling, allowing him to communicate on his own terms with an audience that he curated. This authentic version of Michael can be heard in his debut album, set to release later this year.
Influenced by his parents’ musical choices of 60s folk rock, and his own musical passions of modern indie and pretty much everything in between, the first released track is the aforementioned Losing My Mind For Nothing – a slow burn indie track with a dramatic video accompaniment. More releases from the album include In a Dream, a more upbeat, bouncy track for any indie lover.
Follow Michael on his socials to look out for the album drop!
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