Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Music: Leonard Cohen - "Heart with No Companion"

Cohen's new album Old Ideas considers death, but the singer/songwriter has plans for the future. (NYT)
Mr. Cohen didn’t mention retirement. He said he had written, but not recorded, enough songs for another album. As some songs on “Old Ideas” clearly suggest, he has been listening extensively to the blues: music that grapples, tersely and eloquently, with “loss and death,” he said. Reflecting on his deadline, he summoned a Memphis Slim song: “When it all comes down,” he said. “You’ve got to go back to Mother Earth.”

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