Although he’s widened his range in recent years, Cohen’s voice has always been a limited instrument, but his sonorous rasp meshes perfectly with the earthy transcendence of his lyrics.
Leonard Cohen: Born With The Gift Of A Golden Voice
Leonard Cohen’s distinctive voice has been described so often and so strikingly that I’ve collected these characterizations under their own tag: Leonard Cohen’s Voice
This excerpt is from Icon: Leonard Cohen by Sam Adams (Wondering Sound: June 30, 2009). Photo by Ted McDonnell. Originally posted at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric