Thursday, December 22, 2016

Listen :: Wild Beasts cover Leonard Cohen

Words: Ellie Ward

Originally recorded during the studio sessions for 2014 album ‘Present Tense’, Wild Beasts have pulled from the archives a version of the late Leonard Cohen song ‘Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye’.

Their tribute to the singer-songwriter comes with an explanation from frontman Hayden Thorpe: “2016 was a cruel year for goodbyes. We were in Canada the day Cohen died, though our version of ‘Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye’ was recorded a few years earlier during writing sessions for ‘Present Tense’. The arrival of a Yamaha D50 synthesiser into the studio prompted some time down a worm hole from which we emerged with this. It seemed fitting to pull it from the archives, blow off the dust and let some light in.”

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