Leonard Cohen has announced details of a new studio album, which will be released the day after his 80th birthday.
‘Popular Problems’ is the singer’s 13th studio album and will be available from September 22. It was co-written and produced by Patrick Leonard, who worked with Cohen on his last album, 2012’s ‘Old Ideas’.
Listen to ‘Almost Like The Blues’, the first track to be taken from the album, above.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Cohen is not planning any live dates around the release.
‘Popular Problems’ is Cohen’s second album since his return to the stage in 2008 after a 15-year absence. It features nine tracks, although not new song ‘I’ve Got A Secret’, which he debuted at a Dublin gig in 2013. That track uses some lyrics from another unreleased song, ‘Feels So Good’, which was debuted on Cohen’s 2009 tour and has appeared on numerous setlists since, but has not been released as an official recording.
‘Popular Problems’ tracklisting:
‘Almost Like The Blues’
‘Samson In New Orleans’
‘Did I Ever Love You’
‘My Oh My’
‘Born In Chains’
‘You Got Me Singing’