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Leonard Cohen sets release date for new album, shares “You Want It Darker” — listen

Plus, the legendary musician turns 82 today

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    Leonard Cohen has confirmed October 21st as the release date for his forthcoming 14th studio effort, You Want It Darker. The nine-track effort follows Popular Problems in 2014 and was produced by his son, Adam Cohen.

    Along with the news, the elder Cohen — who celebrates his 82nd birthday today (!) — has given us the first official taste of the buzzed-about album with the sobering title track. If the song sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because it popped up during an episode of Netflix series Peaky Blinders back in June.

    Check it out in full above.

    You Want It Darker Tracklist:
    01. You Want It Darker
    02. Treaty
    03. On the Level
    04. Leaving the Table
    05. If I Didn’t Have Your Love
    06. Traveling Light
    07. It Seemed the Better Way
    08. Steer Your Way
    09. String Reprise/Treaty

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