Leonard Cohen’s Next Album
As I pointed out in Songs For The Next Leonard Cohen Album: Feels So Good and again in Songs For The Next Leonard Cohen Album (Unpopular Solutions): Do I Have To Dance All Night, Leonard Cohen has told interviewers and Popular Problems preview audiences that he is already at work on his next album. This account from The Guardian is representative:
Some of the songs on the new record [Popular Problems] came together at “shockingly alarming speed”, Cohen said, and the duo have already finished “half of another” LP.
Heck, he’s even announced, as reported by Q Magazine,
The next record is going to be called Unpopular Solutions
So, I’m getting my recommendations in before Mr Cohen polishes off the final four or five tracks on that next album.
Is “Feels So Good” The Predecessor Of “I’ve Got a Little Secret?”
“Feels So Good” was first performed in concert in Chicago (Rosemont) on October 29, 2009 and was played in several shows with varying lyrics. A full discussion of these early versions can be found at Three New Songs From The Leonard Cohen World Tour – “Feels So Good” AKA “The Other Blues Song”
A significantly different iteration of “Feels So Good,” which shares some of the lyrics and musical structure of the 2013 Dublin version, was performed at the 2012 Leonard Cohen Toronto show. Note: This link to the Toronto version was first pointed out by Gwen Langford, web master of Gwen’s Leonard Cohen Journey
Leonard Cohen – Feels So Good
Toronto: Dec 4, 2012
The 2013 Dublin Debut: “I’ve Got A Little Secret”
So, it’s unclear if “Feels So Good” is a song distinct from “I’ve Got A Little Secret” or if the former morphed into the latter. But, just in case, I’m suggesting both for the new album.
Leonard Cohen – I’ve Got a Little Secret
Dublin: Sept 12, 2013