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A posthumous Leonard Cohen album is on the way, his son confirms


Adam Cohen, the son of the late Leonard Cohen, has confirmed a posthumous record is in the works.

Adam, who was employed as a producer on his father’s final album You Want It Darker, explained that the new record is likely to arrive next year. “I believe that there are some really beautiful new songs of Leonard Cohen that no one’s heard that are at some point going to come out,” he said in an interview with CBC. 

Legendary Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen sadly died two years ago at the age of 82.

The new posthumous record follows the poetry book of Cohen’s unpublished work which was completed days before his death. The book, entitled The Flame is a collection of “largely from his unpublished poems and selections from his notebooks” will be published in October.

Cohen, whose poetry became notorious as these examples show, were another example of Cohen’s unbounded lyrical creativity. Before his passing in November 2016, Cohen turned back to his poetry book and completed a new string of work. “During the final months of his life, Leonard had a singular focus—completing this book,” said Robert Kory, Cohen’s former manager.

“The flame and how our culture threatened its extinction was a central concern…. Those of us who had the rare privilege of spending time with him during this period recognized that the flame burned bright within him to the very end. This book, finished only days before his death, reveals to all the intensity of his inner fire.”

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