Update on November 10: We just got news that Leonard Cohen has passed, only a short few weeks after releasing his final album, available below.
The sad news comes from his Facebook page. Leonard Cohen’s new album You Want It Darker is streaming free online for a limited time, thanks to NPR’s First Listen site.
Now 82 years old, and sensing that time is running short, Cohen offers, writes Rolling Stone, a “gift to music lovers: a realistically grim, spiritually radiant and deeply poetic worldview, generally spiked with a romantic thrum and an existential wink.”Hear the title track above. And stream the complete album right below. You can purchase your own copy of Cohen’s album on Amazon and iTunes.
We’d also encourage you to read this new profile of Cohen, written by The New Yorker‘s long-time editor David Remnick. It’s quite poignant.