Leonard Cohen Will Release a New Album Next Year

Canadian singer Leonard Cohen arrives at the Jovellanos Theatre for the concert "A Tribute to Leonard Cohen" in Gijon, on October 19, 2011. Cohen will receive the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters from Spain's Crown Prince Felipe during a ceremony on October 21, 2011 in Oviedo. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: JAVIER SORIANO/2011 AFP

Leonard Cohen confirmed that he'll be releasing a new album next year — the first record from the 77-year-old singer since 2004. Old Ideas, Cohen's twelfth studio album, will contain ten songs, which he's already recorded (and at least one of which he's already performed on tour). "I've played [the record] for a few people, and they seem to like it," Cohen told reporters while accepting a writing award in Oviedo, Spain. Yes, Leonard Cohen, international treasure and beloved icon, people seem to like your music. [Reuters]