Leonard Cohen names new album

'Old Ideas' will feature ten brand new songs

Leonard Cohen has revealed that his forthcoming new album will be entitled ‘Old Ideas’.

Set for release next year, the album will be the iconic singer-songwriter’s first studio album since 2004’s ‘Dear Heather’.

The album will be made up of ten previously unreleased songs, reports Twentyfourbit.com. “I’ve played it for a few people, and they seem to like it,” says Cohen of the record.

Earlier this month Cohen’s son Adam, who released his own LP ‘Like A Man’ earlier this year, confirmed that was working with his father in a “consultant capacity” on the album. Adam told BBC News that he had been joining his father in the studio. He said: “I was asked in some consultant capacity on a few occasions and I’m very happy to listen to what’s being created and be asked for my opinions.”

He dismissed the idea of a collaboration between him and the ‘Hallelujah’ legend, however, adding: “I would love to make music with my father and I have in a private way, but as for a public way he really doesn’t need my help or contribution. There’s something beautiful about not doing it just gratuitously.”

Earlier this year, Leonard Cohen was awarded Spain’s esteemed Prince Of Asturias Award for literature, joining previous winners of the prestigious prize such as the playwright Arthur Miller and naturalist Sir David Attenborough.