Ahead of the release of the forthcoming album ‘Here It Is: A Tribute To Leonard Cohen’ on 14th October, Iggy Pop is sharing his version of ‘You Want It Darker’, the title track of Leonard’s 2016 final album.
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He may sound like an angel, but this is Asaf Avidan, a prodigious Israeli musician described by The New York Times as “an artist that writes like Leonard Cohen, sings like Leonard Cohen, and has the charisma of a cabaret performer.” One Day / Reckoning Song is one of the greatest hits of the YouTube era, with 179 million views, reaching number 1 in 14 countries, and his three albums (he has also made another three records as lead singer of the band The Mojos) are a fine example of how a voice can reflect feelings so closely. With an androgynous register that has drawn comparisons with Jeff Buckley and Nina Simone, Avidan only began to play the guitar and compose songs when his heart was broken at the age of 26. He débuts at the festival with Into the Labyrinth, a solo show whose beauty and sensitivity go far beyond the normal scale. His is a unique voice.
Asaf Avidan unveiled few days ago his brand new single ‘Lost Horse’.
Best Covers: Moon Vision ‘The Partisan’
Just a year ago Moon Vision debuted with the first single of what would be its first LP Muses. Now, Moon Vision are preparing their second album, but while we wait, they bring us a beautiful cover of The Partisan, the classic antifascist anthem “La Complainte du partisan”, composed by Anna Marly and performed by Leonard Cohen.
Hit of the week: Nick Cave & The Bad Sees ‘Bright Horses’
Nick Cave could never be accused of adopting a whimsical perspective on life and how to live it. But the gothic troubadour’s world was plunged into very real darkness with the tragic death of his teenage son Arthur in 2015. The
awful event occurred during the recording of his previous album, Skeleton Tree – a release that trembled with the raw jolt of half-processed grief. It was extraordinary, consumed with emotion so intense listening felt like an intrusion.
After the shock comes the silence. Or so it is tempting to conclude, upon spending time with Cave’s sprawling and crepuscular 17th LP. Ghosteen doesn’t specifically address Cave’s bereavement. Yet allusions to the afterlife are ever-present. “Ghosteen” is the singer’s term for “migrating spirit”; elsewhere his lyrics are hauntingly specific in their imagery.
There are hints of Leonard Cohen in his sardonic old age in “Bright Horses” and its juxtaposition of a choir with Cave’s world-weary diction.
Divus Julius presents…Warhaus
Warhaus, the solo side project of Maarten Devoldere (songwriter and core member of acclaimed indie act Balthazar), have released their new self-titled album, Warhaus, For his second solo Warhaus album in as many years, Maarten Devoldere comes on like a millennial Leonard Cohen, singing deep, dark and groove-ridden songs of love and hate, oozing romance and searing brutality in the same breath. Written largely on the road — as well as on a retreat in Kyrgyzstan with no one but a local shepherd for company — Maarten’s creative fires burned very bright indeed in the run-up to the new album.
Divus Julius presents…Matt Maltese
Over the past year Londoner Matt Maltese has been crafting epic-sounding ballads inspired by his love of Leonard Cohen from his bedroom. Now, having signed a deal with Atlantic Records, the 20-year-old singer-songwriter has released his first single of 2017 : “As The World Caves In” taps into the sense of despair felt by many following the outcome of the U.S. election and Britain’s E.U. referendum in 2016 and adds a sense of melodrama and beauty.
Mor George Michael
El cantant Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, més conegut com George Michael, ha mort avui als 53 anys. La seva mort és deguda a causes naturals, segons ha informat la policia
L’artista inicià la seva carrera musical amb els Wham! els anys vuitanta per més tard continuar com solista durant les últimes dècades. En el seu ampli i exitós repertori, hi destaquen cançons com Careless Whisper, Faith o Last Christmas. Abans de la seva mort havia vengut més de cen milions de discos. La mort de George Michael s’afageix a la lista d’artistes importants que han mort enguany incloent a David Bowie, Leonard Cohen o Prince.