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Iggy Pop reinterprets Leonard Cohen’s “You Want It Darker”

Author Stefanie Nysand - 12.10.2022

The American punk rock legend Iggy Pop has reinterpreted the song “You Want It Darker” by Leonard Cohen. You can listen to the song below:

Iggy Pop‘s cover version of “You Want It Darker” is part of the tribute album “Here It Is: A Tribute To Leonard Cohen” which will be released on 14 October 2022 via Blue Note Records / Universal Music.

You Want It Darker” is the title track of Leonard Cohen‘s 14th studio album which was released on 21 October 2016 via Columbia Records. The Canadian singer-songwriter passed away 17 days after the release of said album.

“There’s nobody like Leonard, not in the whole world.”

– Iggy Pop

“Here It Is: A Tribute To Leonard Cohen” was produced by Larry Klein and can be pre-ordered here. Also the album cover and the album’s tracklist have already been revealed:

01 Norah Jones – “Steer Your Way”
02 Peter Gabriel – “Here It Is”
03 Gregory Porter – “Suzanne”
04 Sarah McLachlan – “Hallelujah”
05 Immanuel Wilkins – “Avalanche”
06 Luciana Souza – “Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye”
07 James Taylor – “Coming Back To You”
08 Iggy Pop – “You Want It Darker”
09 Mavis Staples – “If It Be Your Will”
10 David Gray – “Seems So Long Ago, Nancy”
11 Nathaniel Rateliff – “Famous Blue Raincoat”
12 Bill Frisell – “Bird On The Wire”