Published Nov 22, 2019Leonard Cohen's posthumous new album is here, and you can listen to all of Thanks for the Dance now.
The record was produced by Cohen's son, Adam Cohen, and it features the likes of Feist, Beck, Jennifer Warnes, Daniel Lanois, Patrick Watson, Damien Rice, Richard Reed Parry, Bryce Dessner and more.
As press release previously summed up the album like this: "Thanks for the Dance is not a commemorative collection of B sides and outtakes, but an unexpected harvest of new songs, exciting and vital, a continuation of the master's final work."
In a statement, Adam Cohen said: "In composing and arranging the music for his words, we chose his most characteristic musical signatures, in this way keeping him with us. What moves me most about the album is the startled response of those who have heard it. 'Leonard lives'! they say, one after the other."
Thanks for the Dance follows Cohen's previous album was You Want It Darker, which was released just a couple weeks before the singer-songwriter died in 2016 at the age of 82.
Thanks for the Dance is out now via Sony Music Canada. Read Exclaim!'s review.