Hear Iggy Pop Rework Leonard Cohen With Cover of ‘You Want It Darker’ – Rolling Stone

Music will seem on forthcoming compilation Right here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Iggy Pop has shared a brand new cowl of Leonard Cohen’s 2016 observe “You Need It Darker.” Pop’s model of the spoken phrase music, which appeared on Cohen’s last album earlier than his dying, is pensive and moody as Pop fills in for Cohen’s gravel-tinged croon.

“There’s no person like Leonard,” Pop famous in a press release about why he wished to cowl the music. “Not in the entire world.”

“You Need It Darker” will seem on the upcoming all-star tribute album Right here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen, due out Oct. 14. Right here It Is options covers of Cohen’s songs spanning the rock poet’s total profession and contains contributions from Norah Jones, who lined “Steer Your Method,” James Taylor, who recorded “Coming Again to You,” and Nathanial Rateliff, who provided a tackle “Well-known Blue Raincoat.”

The album additionally options Mavis Staples, Peter Gabriel, Sarah McLachlan, and extra. Every singer is backed by a seasoned studio band boasting saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, guitarist Invoice Frisell, pedal metal guitarist Greg Liesz, pianist Kevin Hays, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Nate Smith.

Right here It Is producer Larry Klein mentioned in a press release, “Leonard Cohen had been a buddy since 1982 or so, and within the final 15 years of his life, he turned a detailed buddy. He was probably the wisest and funniest buddy that I had, and somebody that I loved immensely in each method. After he handed away, I discovered myself steadily overlaying his songs with different artists that I used to be working with. One motive, after all, is that the songs are so good, however the different motive was that it helped maintain him within the air round me.”

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