Posted January 10, 2012 by Mike Mineo in Tracks

Stream: Leonard Cohen – “Darkness”

The second single from Leonard Cohen’s upcoming album, Old Ideas, is available for streaming above. “Darkness” initially contains less gospel and more bluesy folk than debut single “Show Me the Place”, but an organ and gospel choir later emerge as examples of the album’s supposed gospel direction. This is a subdued track that remains swanky and rich despite its casual implementation of trickling key progressions, wispy organs, gospel choirs, and a bluesy vibrato pulsing from the guitar.

Listen to “Show Me the Place” here, and check out Old Ideas when it’s released on January 31st.

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