New Leonard Cohen album coming in January


Leonard Cohen's new album, Old Ideas, comes out on January 31. According to the release announcing the album, it's ten songs "poetically address some of the most profound quandaries of human existence - the relationship to a transcendent being, love, sexuality, loss and death." Elaborating on those themes, Cohen had this to say upon receiving the Principe de Asturias Prize for literature in Spain in October: “As I grew older, I understood that instructions came with this voice. And the instructions were these...Never to lament casually. And if one is to express the great inevitable defeat that awaits us all, it must be done within the strict confines of dignity & beauty." If the album is half as good as the 77 year old Cohen was when he played the Academy of Music in 2009, it'll be awesome. (My review of that show is here.) "Show Me The Place" is below. No word yet on tour dates. More info here.

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