Leonard Cohen Releasing New Album Popular Problems For 80th Birthday

Leonard Cohen has always been the old man in the room. When he released Songs Of Leonard Cohen, his incredible 1967 debut album, he was already well into his thirties, and he sounded older than that. And as Rolling Stone reports, Cohen is planning on releasing a new album called Popular Problems this fall, right around his 80th birthday. News of the album got around last week at a Dublin fan convention called Leonard Cohen Event 2014, and while Cohen’s camp hasn’t officially confirmed a release date, Amazon France has the release listed for 9/22. Cohen’s last album was 2012’s Old Ideas, and it was great. But while Cohen toured behind that album, he’s apparently told fan club liason Jarkko Arjatsalo that he won’t tour behind this one.