It seems like it’s been a long time since Leonard Cohen released his last album, Popular Problems.
But after a two-year wait, folk fans can now rejoice; the Canadian singer announced Friday that he’ll be dropping new music this fall, reports Pitchfork.
The new album, titled You Want It Darker, was produced by Cohen’s son Adam Cohen and will feature nine original songs including Traveling Light, Treaty and If I Didn’t Have Your Love and will be released by Sony Music Québec.
The label describes the 81-year-old’s 14th studio album as a collection of “haunting new songs,” calling it a “masterpiece” and “classic Cohen,” according to Rolling Stone.
The title track might sound familiar, since it debuted in Season 3 of TV show Peaky Blinders, a gangster drama starring Inception star Cillian Murphy and The Revenant actor Paul Anderson.
This will be the the Suzanne singer’s third album in the last six years.
Here’s a list of songs expected to be found on the album:
- You Want It Darker
- On the Level
- Leave the Table
- If I Didn’t Have Your Love
- Traveling Light
- It Seemed the Better Way
- Steer Your Way
- String Reprise/Treaty
Deemed as one of the most fascinating and enigmatic singers and songwriters of the late ’60s by Billboard, Cohen was born in Montreal in 1934 in the suburb of Westmount.
He published several novels and poetry books, and wrote music for other artists until he made his debut as a folk singer at the Newport Folk Festival in the summer of 1967. He continued to release music and poetry for over five decades, and has become a Canadian music icon.