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.”
Listen in below.