Leonard Cohen died this week. He was a remarkable songwriter. His son said that his father wrote up until shortly before he drew his last breath.
Cohen was 82 years old and influenced other songwriters for over 50 years. He only had one major hit song and that was Suzanna. Judy Collins' rendition was the version I heard and remember. But he has volumes of incredible songs that many have never heard. He released his final album in October of this year.
I love his deep baritone voice but it was not one that resonated with commercial radio. So Leonard toured and played all around the world for adoring fans.
He had a song entitled Hallelujah. It's a dark song but it's incredibly beautiful. Another songwriter Tim Buckley recorded his rendition of Hallelujah in the early 1990s (I think) and since then the song has been recorded by hundreds of people.
An acapella group, the Pentatonics, recorded a version of Hallelujah and it took my breath away. I'm posting a link to the video here. I'd be interested to know your thoughts.