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Artists react to Leonard Cohen’s new posthumous single “Happens To The Heart”

on October 25, 2019, 1:07pm

Leonard Cohen’s incredible new single “Happens To The Heart” dropped on streaming services today. The track, which appears on his forthcoming posthumous album, Thanks For The Dance, offers the rare chance to reconnect with the late and great bard.

In celebration of its release, Consequence of Sound asked some of its favorite artists to share their memories and thoughts of Cohen. In fact, each participating artist was given a distinct stanza from the song to share on their respective socials.

Read each artists’ response below.

CAGE THE ELEPHANT

 

MARGO PRICE

 

DAVID DUCHOVNY

 

DANIEL LANOIS

 

HAMILTON LEITHAUSER

 

MARK MULCAHY

 

WILLIAM TYLER

 

Thanks For The Dance is out November 22nd. For the nine-track LP, Cohen’s son, Adam, took leftover sketches and poems from his father’s 2016 LP, You Want it Darker,  and fleshed them out with the assistance of Beck, Damien Rice, The National’s Bryce Dessner, and others.