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Leonard Cohen Posthumous Album 'Thanks For The Dance' Announced

Leonard Cohen Posthumous Album 'Thanks For The Dance' Announced

A.K. / Monday 23rd September, 2019 12:52PM

Three years after his death at the age of 82, it has been announced poet and songwriting legend Leonard Cohen will have an album of unreleased music out this November. In the months before he passed, the globally revered Canadian artist and son Adam Cohen collaborated on his final album You Want It Darker, of which there were leftovers and the bare bones of another collection - one the master of melancholy asked his son to finish himself. Thanks For The Dance draws upon musical sketches and minimal vocal recordings, and the first release is essentially built around a reading of Cohen’s poem 'The Goal'. The album was recorded in LA, Berlin and Montreal with help from members of The National, Broken Social Scene, Arcade Fire and Beck, plus longtime Leonard Cohen collaborators Javier Mas and Jennifer Warnes, to name a few.

Adam Cohen reflected on the process of putting together the posthumous collection: “In composing and arranging the music for his words, we chose his most characteristic musical signatures, in this way keeping him with us. What moves me most about the album is the startled response of those who have heard it. ‘Leonard lives’! they say, one after the other.”

'Thanks For The Dance' is out on Friday 22nd November via Sony Music.


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