As we reported back in mid-October, famed Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen plans to release a new album, Old Ideas, in 2012. With the New Year looming, Cohen recently revealed a number of details regarding the effort, which will serve as his first release in over eight years.
Now slated with a January 31, 2012 release date via Columbia Records, Old Ideas will feature 10 new tracks from Cohen that “poetically address some of the most profound quandaries of human existence – the relationship to a transcendent being, love, sexuality, loss and death.,” according to a recent press release.
The album will see both a digital and physical release in the form of CD and LP. It’s associated collector’s bundle will come with a limited edition lithograph, totaling 5500, of the album’s artwork, which Cohen himself created. More info is available at the artist’s online store.
In the meantime, the first single from the album, “Show Me the Place,” has been made available as a stream. Check out the track below:
The tracklisting for Old Ideas is as follows:
Show Me the Place
Crazy to Love You