Stream: Leonard Cohen, “Darkness”

January 10, 2012


The beginning of "Darkness" actually does seem like it might tap into some old old Leonard Cohen ideas, and for a half second, I thought it might be a brief return to solo guitar (the intro's got that same "Stranger Song" rapid, bristling guitar). But it's more a combination of many of Cohen's ideas, mixing traces of that old troubadour with his later, solo synth and backup singer meditations, and, as the title promises, its contents are appropriately bluesy and bleak. Cohen's forthcoming LP Old Ideas will be out January 31st on Columbia.

Stream: Leonard Cohen, "Darkness"

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Stream: Leonard Cohen, “Darkness”