Published Jan 23, 2012Since arriving on the folk music scene in the 1960s, Leonard Cohen has released 11 official studio albums. Translation: his output hasn't been nearly as prolific as many of his peers, and any new music from the Canuck songwriting legend is a special treat.
Well, that treat has finally arrived, as his 12th album, Old Ideas, is now streaming over here in our Click Hear section.
The album will officially come out on January 31 via Columbia Records, and it will be Cohen's first new LP since 2004's Dear Heather. A press release has promised that the new tunes "poetically address some of the most profound quandaries of human existence -- the relationship to a transcendent being, love, sexuality, loss and death."
After decades of beautiful poetry and some of Canada's most celebrated music, we think that he's more qualified than anyone to comment on life's big questions. To experience what just might be his "most overtly spiritual" album (and that's coming from the guy who wrote "Hallelujah"), go here.
Pre-order your own copy from iTunes.