Leonard Cohen Releasing New Album 'Popular Problems' Two Days After 80th Birthday

Leonard Cohen's "Popular Problems" 2014 Album Cover

Leonard Cohen's "Popular Problems" 2014 Album Cover

Two days after celebrating his 80th birthday, the peerless Leonard Cohen will release Popular Problems, his 13th studio album in a recording career that reaches back to 1967's landmark Songs of Leonard Cohen. Official confirmation of the new album comes a week after a fan convention in Dublin broke the news.

Featuring nine new songs, Popular Problems finds Cohen working with Patrick Leonard, the songwriter/producer best known for working with Madonna on five albums, including Like a Prayer. The Leonards previously worked together on Cohen's 2012 album Old Ideas and in a recent interview with Billboard, Leonard said the new material was coming together "very quickly."

Popular Problems drops Sept. 23. Pre-orders (which are available now) come with a free download of the new song "Almost Like The Blues." The record's full track list is below.

Popular Problems
1. Slow
2. Almost Like The Blues
3. Samson In New Orleans
4. A Street
5. Did I Ever Love You
6. My Oh My
7. Nevermind
8. Born In Chains
9. You Got Me Singing


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