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Leonard Cohen Chats With Jarvis Cocker, Says ‘Buffet Table’ Amazingly

Two songwriters team for BBC interview

In advance of his new Old Ideas, out January 31, Leonard Cohen sat down with Jarvis Cocker to chat about the album for a BBC radio interview. The erstwhile Pulp frontman talked about the conversation in a five-minute promo snatch online now. The full interview will air on the January 29 edition of Cocker’s Sunday Service radio show.

Highlights: Cohen claiming he was always “scraping the bottom of the barrel” to get a song together (he says the words “buffet table” amazingly); the lovely sound of Cohen’s deep, sonorous speaking voice; and Cocker not knowing what time his own show is on!

For a taste of the album to come, give a listen to first single Show Me the Place.