Moving Mini-Documentary Illustrates The Journey Of The Album
Leonard Cohen’s remarkable new album Thanks For The Dance, arrives today. Featuring several musical guests, Thanks For The Dance is an unexpected harvest of new songs from the master.
Collaborating with producer Adam Cohen, friends and colleagues gathered to support and complete the work Leonard had begun, making an album that echoes the sounds of his catalogue, yet remains fresh, current and impactful.
The mini-documentary, “The Story of Thanks For The Dance,” created in conjunction with the La Blogothèque team and released today, includes interviews with producer Adam Cohen, engineer Michael Chaves and album contributors Leslie Feist, Daniel Lanois, Richard Reed Perry (Arcade Fire), Zac Rae (Death Cab For Cutie), Damien Rice and Patrick Watson. Each of those involved reflect on the journey, exploring their contributions and the meaning behind the album.
To celebrate the album release, NOWNESS released the series: Thanks for the Dance: Artistic Responses to Leonard Cohen . Each video offers a distinct video representation of the music, a imagery interpretation of Cohen’s life and lyrics that is deeply personal to each filmmaker involved.
Leonard Cohen is one of the most enduring cultural icons in modern history. His music, writing and art continues to inspire and influence audiences around the world.
To stream or download Thanks For The Dance click here.
Thanks For The Dance
1. Happens to the Heart
2. Moving On
3. The Night of Santiago
4. Thanks for the Dance
5. It’s Torn
6. The Goal
8. The Hills
9. Listen to the Hummingbird
About Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen was a master songwriter, musician, poet, novelist and visual artist whose stunning body of original work has touched the lives of millions with a career spanning six decades. With over 23 million albums worldwide and 12 published books, Cohen’s influence on musical and theatrical artists the world over, is inestimable. Cohen was honoured as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient (2010), inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (2008), the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame (2006), the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame (2006) and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame (2010). He received the prestigious Principe de Asturias Prize (2011), the Glenn Gould Prize (2011), Canada’s highest civilian honours – Officer of the Order of Canada (1991), Companion to the Order of Canada (2003) and the Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec (2008).