Leonard Cohen has just released a new song entitled Almost Like The Blues. It's the first single from his 13th studio album Popular Problems which is released on September 19, two days before his 80th birthday. Have a listen and tell us what you think.
The regular visitor to Ireland has written nine new songs for Popular Problems in which he "gets down into the avenues of our dreams and sets a new tone and speed of hope and despair, grief and joy."
The press bumf for the new album adds, "Cohen here is an astonished lover rocking to the human condition as `the soul unfolds in the chambers of its longing.' His legendary basso resonates as never before with a presence and urgency that arises from the very depths of the heart."
The full tracklisting is: Slow, Almost Like The Blues, Samson In New Orleans, A Street, Did I Ever Love You, My Oh My, Nevermind, Born In Chains, You Got Me Singing.
It is his first album since 2012's Old Ideas. Read our review here.