Folk legend Leonard Cohen is set to release a brand new album at the age of 82. The album entitled ‘You Want It Darker’ will be Cohen’s fourteenth studio record.
Leonard Cohen is one of those artists who possesses a seemingly endless well of talent and creativity. His last album ‘Popular Problems’ was one of his best in years, and contained a number of effortlessly cool compositions embellished with Cohen’s classic spoken word vocals. For those who may not have heard much of Cohens latest material, a great example of his recent work can be found in the opening credits for True Detective’s second season.
In fact, it seems that many of Cohens biggest fans must be working as musical directors for television shows, as his music has been quite prevalent over the last few years. A taste of ‘You Want It Darker’ can even be found in the most recent season of BBC crime drama ‘Peaky Blinders’, although in a very ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ situation.
‘You Want It Darker’ will be released on Sony Records however an exact release date is yet to be announced.
Here is the full track list for the album:
‘You Want It Darker’
‘On the Level’
‘Leaving the Table’
‘If I Didn’t Have Your Love’
‘It Seemed the Better Way’
‘Steer Your Way’
‘String Reprise/ Treaty’
Cohen was also featured in the music press last week after friend and former love interest Marianne Ihlen passed away at the age of 81. Ihlen inspired one of Cohen’s most well known songs ‘So Long Marianne’.
Cohen penned a heartbreakingly beautiful letter to Ihlen just before her passing. Here is a section of the letter: ”Well Marianne it’s come to this time when we are really so old and our bodies are falling apart and I think I will follow you very soon. Know that I am so close behind you that if you stretch out your hand, I think you can reach mine. And you know that I’ve always loved you for your beauty and your wisdom, but I don’t need to say anything more about that because you know all about that. But now, I just want to wish you a very good journey. Goodbye old friend. Endless love, see you down the road.”