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In memory of Leonard Cohen – his greatest hits

Remembering the artist

In memory of Leonard Cohen – his greatest hits
The singer-songwriter famously known for the song, Hallelujah has passed away at the age of 82

"There is a crack in everything. That's how the lights get in."

Leonard Cohen was a legendary singer and songwriter, whose musical career spanned five decades. In those years, he wrote a number of songs that have poetic themes of religion, love, depression, suicide and even polictics and war. His repertoire was not surprising considering he did give up a literary career as a poet and novelist to become one of the best songwriters this world has ever seen.

The artist had a way with beautifully crafted lyrics that captivated his listeners in his tunes of "erotic despair", a phrase as described by his record company in the 1970s. Over the years, more than 2,000 recordings of his songs have been covered in various ways including rock, pop, R&B and country.

The world may have lost one of our most prolific artists but Leonard Cohen lives on in his songs. Let's celebrate his legacy.

Rest in peace, Leonard Cohen. 

Gwen Ong

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