“How it feels to be a lady of a ladies’ man”
Looking For The Best Song Referencing Leonard Cohen is a Cohencentric series featuring a few of the many tunes alluding to Leonard Cohen. Today’s contender, 1934 (A Song For Leonard Cohen) by Lail Arad, offers not only a delightfully sung set of lyrics replete with intricate allusions to Leonard Cohen;s life and work but also the virtue of being inspired by Sylvie Simmons‘ biography. Lail explains how the birthday tribute originated:
The story behind writing the L.C song is too full of coincidences to explain. It all began by staring at his handsome picture on the front cover of Sylvie Simmons’ biography. It started as a joke. I hope it makes him laugh.
Lail Arad – 1934 (A Song For Leonard Cohen)