About his new album...

Leonard Cohen chatted with Jarvis Cocker last night (January 18th), revealing a few more details about his new album.

Refusing to go gently into his latter years, Leonard Cohen's recent output has been amongst his best. However since 2004's 'Dear Heather' fans have been forced to wait a little for the songwriter to complete his next album.

'Old Ideas' will be released on January 30th, with fans receiving a few taster of late. Hosting a playback session at the Mayfair Hotel in London last night (January 18th) Leonard Cohen chatted amiably about the material with Jarvis Cocker.

Reflecting on his songwriting, Leonard Cohen said: "I never had a strategy, I always felt I was kind of scraping the bottom of the barrel just trying to get a song together... I never had the sense that I was standing in front of a buffet table, with a multitude of choices." (via NME)

Continuing, the songwriter joked: "There are people who work from a sense of great abundance, and I'd love to be one of them, but I’m not."

Jarvis Cocker asked Leonard Cohen about his voice, one of the most famous baritones in music. Getting deeper over time, the artist explained: "It's what happens when you give up cigarettes, contrary to public opinion… I thought my voice would rise a soprano… it's not going that direction."

Leonard Cohen has offered fans a series of tasters from the new album - stream 'Darkness' below...

Leonard Cohen - Darkness by leonardcohen

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Leonard Cohen is set to release 'Old Ideas' on January 30th.

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