One of folk’s greatest poets is back on the rise. Judging by his new single, “Darkness”, it appears that the 77 year old musician still has a few more lessons to teach us. His forthcoming LP, Old Ideas, hits stores January 31 via Columbia.
It can be seen by the single artwork that Leonard Cohen no longer needs to explain or prove himself to anybody. Though Cohen’s last studio album, Dear Heather, came out in 2004, he’s been writing powerful songs since the 60s. The guy is a legend, and if you don’t know that by now, shame shame. His voice has considerably deepened over the years, but the message and the musicianship is still there. In this song, the wisdom Cohen leaves us with is “Darkness is the prize”.