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Jarvis Cocker on Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen is set to release his first studio album in eight years, and ahead of the launch spoke to musician and broadcaster Jarvis Cocker in front of a live audience.

"I always felt I was scraping the bottom of the barrel" when writing songs, Cohen confessed.

Reflecting on his fellow song-writer, Jarvis Cocker told the Today programme that the lyrics of Cohen's new album look the aging process "straight in the face".

You can hear more of the interview on Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service on 29 January.

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