A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works, says son Adam

The album ‘resembles his older work,’ says the late artist’s son and producer

Singer Leonard Cohen performs open air at the Waldbuehne in Berlin, Aug. 18, 2010. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

When Leonard Cohen passed away in 2016 at the age of 82, he left behind not only a huge hole in the music world, but also a collection of unfinished songs, according to his son and producer, Adam Cohen, who is working to complete them. A new album, he says, can be expected next year.

“I was tasked with finishing a few more songs of his that we started together on the last album, so his voice is literally still in my life. It’s a bizarre and delicious entanglement,” Adam told q‘s Tom Power during a discussion about The Flame, a book of previously unpublished poems by his father, due out Oct. 2. “To make a long story short, I believe that there are some really beautiful new songs of Leonard Cohen that no one’s heard that are at some point going to come out.”