Leonard Cohen


'Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song' Trailer Teases the Rise of Iconic Song

Very few songs have acquired as much staying power and widespread appeal as Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". Covered by several iconic artists such as Bob Dylan and Jeff Buckley, and with imagery and messages that appeal to both the religious and the secular, its rise as one of the most well-known and beloved pieces of music is nothing short of incredible. As such, it is quite easy to understand why the song is the subject of a new documentary. The new trailer for Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song teases the song's rise to prominence and the complicated, winding journey Cohen went on both to write the song and get it out to the public. The film, which is set to debut at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival on June 12, will be released in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on July 1 before its nationwide release in the weeks after.
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‘Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song’ Trailer: A Deeper Look at One of the World’s Great Songwriters

Click here to read the full article. In the canon of great songwriters, few names loom as large as Leonard Cohen. The Canadian singer-songwriter pursued a career as a poet before pivoting to music later in life, and that sensibility comes through in his haunting, spiritual lyrics. While songs like “Hallelujah” and “Bird on a Wire” have permeated pop culture, largely as a result of other people covering them, Cohen’s own discography of albums provides a treasure trove of smart, poetic gems for music fans willing to look closely enough. From folk-tinged classics like “Songs of Love and Hate” to his...
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Rare track: Leonard Cohen sings in heimische Yiddish

In a Vienna arena concert in 1976, Cohen decided to sing in Yiddish, a language almost obliterated by Hitler’s Holocaust. The song, Und As Der Rebbe Zingt, is a comic ditty on the sycophancy of Chassidic followers, always imitating the Rebbe. The Viennese seemed to like it.

New Docs About T. Rex, Leonard Cohen, Lil Baby to Screen at Tribeca Film Festival

Click here to read the full article. New documentaries on T. Rex, Leonard Cohen, and Lil Baby are among the films set to screen at the 2022 Tribeca Festival (formerly known as the Tribeca Film Festival), taking place June 8 through 19 in New York City. Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex, was written and directed by Ethan Silverman, and will get its premiere at Tribeca. The film pairs a deep dive into Bolan’s life and career with a look at the making of the 2020 T. Rex tribute album (also titled Angelheaded Hipster), which was the...
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Book World: In 1973, Leonard Cohen hated his life. Then he went to a war zone.

- - - Musician, heal thyself. Over the course of his long career, the Canadian singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) honed a distinctive style that infused joy with melancholy and mixed outward calm with edgy bursts of rage at a universe unwilling to yield its meaning. He had a gift for hypnotic song lines and for sexy lyrics that flirted with the metaphysical. A constant seeker after spiritual solace and artistic inspiration, he was widely celebrated at his death as a wise prophet whose musical language could reach the soul.