We're a strange little family, us fans of Leonard Cohen, and that's never more obvious than in the four-minute tribute video below.
Over the last month, CBC Music asked artists we were interviewing to record a little something for this "homemade" tribute video we wanted to make. We also invited English-speaking and French-speaking artists to submit their own greetings for this 80th birthday salute, and we were thrilled and delighted to see some of the lo-fi and surprisingly hi-fi submissions pour in.
Put on your party hat and check out the fun below. A special thanks to all the participating artists: Jenny Lewis, Rich Aucoin, Sloan, the Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer, Alejandra Ribera, Michel Rivard, Louis-Jean Cormier, Vincent Vallières, Florence K, Jill Barber, Jenn Grant, Le Trouble, Gold & Youth, Current Swell, Robyn Hitchcock, Crooked Brothers, the Provincial Archive and Jemaine Clement.
Listen to Leonard Cohen's new album, Popular Problems, streaming exclusively in Canada at CBC Music until Sept. 21.
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