New Leonard Cohen Album: ‘Hallelujah’ Singer Will Celebrate Turning 80 By Releasing Record In September
Despite turning 80-years-old next month, the legendary Leonhard Cohen is showing no signs of slowing down. Rolling Stone reports that the singer-songwriter who made 'Hallelujah' the oh, so famous tune it is, will be releasing a new album in September titled Popular Problems.
Though unconfirmed by his representation, it appears rather positive that the musician is going to drop the album, due largely to the release being discussed last week at Leonard Cohen Event 2014 –– a convention of die-hard fans held in Dublin. Proof also sits on Amazon France, where the album has a September 22 release date marked.
Jarkko Arjatsalo, a Finnish accountant who runs Cohen's site, and also acts as a contact person between the singer and his fans, wrote a foreword in the aforementioned event's booklet, stating "Leonard has worked hard on his next studio album of entirely new songs. He asked me to let you know that Popular Problems will be out at the end of September, shortly after his 80th birthday." He later emailed RS, telling them the information came from Cohen himself.
"There are no tour plans! We are now looking forward to a great new studio album."
The living legend's last album was 2012's Old Ideas. Regardless of the undeniable enjoyment the material provided, Cohen did admit that there were some songs that failed to make the album. "I rehearsed some other songs on the road – new songs that didn't make it onto the record," he told RS back in 2012, adding, "So I have a new record after this one, at least two-thirds of it, anyway."
So, sounds like it's pretty safe to say there's an album coming on September, no?