Leonard Cohen has Old Ideas for new album, out next year’I've played it for a few people, and they seem to like it,’ says Canada’s most famous son – and tour may be on the cards too reddit this Comments (4) Reuters guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 19 October 2011 23.57 BST Article history
Leonard Cohen’s new album, Old Ideas, will be out next year.
The Canadian singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen has said that he has recorded his first new album since 2004 and will release it next year. Cohen told journalists in the northern Spanish town of Oviedo, where he had travelled to collect Spain’s top award for authors who do not write in Spanish, that Old Ideas consists of ten previously unpublished tracks. “I’ve played it for a few people, and they seem to like it,” the 77-year-old said. “God willing,” Cohen said when asked if he planned to go on tour again. “I never quite know whether there’s going to be a tour or not.” The writer and singer of Suzanne, Hallelujah, Chelsea Hotel No 2 and other hits apologised for cancelling a concert in Valencia in 2009 after he fainted, and said he would be delighted to appear in the city again.
Cohen first read Lorca when he was a teenager: “He was the first poet that invited me to live in his world.” “His landscape was extremely familiar to me.
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