Leonard Cohen's voice and style have fascinated me for quite some time. I have favorites songs, of course, but one of his newest, Darkness, makes my heart and feet beat with feelings I thought I'd put to bed in earlier life.
NPR has the first listen of Cohen's new album Old Ideas which was released today. Don't walk, but run there if you like that whisky soaked, smoky low voice of this elder man whose life reads like a novel. Poetry makes sense there as if in an intimate piano bar with a few selected friends and a glass in which Merlot swirls in time to Cohen's gentle rhythm.
I'm going back for a second listen and then I'm scurrying to purchase the album.
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