On ‘People Are My Drug,’ Phil Cook Gets High on the Power of Love

In the three years since singer-songwriter Phil Cook released his debut solo album, Southland Mission, he’s steered his blues-driven roots sound closer to the shores of gospel and soul. That directional shift makes sense in light of the extracurricular work he’s conducted in the interim: Cook wrote for Mavis Staples and The Blind Boys of Alabama, and has partnered with The Branchettes’ Lena Mae Perry, among other seminal roots music figures, on a handful of projects. For his second album, People Are My Drug, he borrows from their encouraging messages at a time when being kind remains critical.

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