“A lot of young writers ask me for advice – mistakenly, because my methods are obscure and not to be replicated. The only thing I can say is, a song will yield if you stick with it long enough. But long enough is way beyond any reasonable duration. Sometimes a song has to hang around for a decade or two before it finds its expression.” Leonard Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) explained with this words part of his creativity process.
The Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, and painter has inspired generations of writers, musicians and artists. Cohen is an extraordinary poet of sorrow and the human condition. His legacy is deep and strong.
Info extracted from the official Leonard Cohen’s website.