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JT cover released today!

Leonard Cohen’s: “Coming Back to You”!

links to pre-order Here It Is James is featured on a star-studded tribute album to the legendary singer/songwriter, Leonard Cohen. Click here to listen to James’s cover of Cohen’s “Coming Back to You” now.

Produced by Larry Klein, Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen also includes covers by Norah Jones, Peter Gabriel, Mavis Staples, Sarah McLachlan, Iggy Pop and many more.

Speaking of this project, James gave this quote:

When Larry Klein invited me to participate in a Leonard Cohen tribute album, I accepted immediately. Both because Larry is a great producer of excellent recordings and a good friend. And because, like almost everyone in my generation, I venerate Leonard Cohen. As soon as I began seeking out my own musical preferences, Cohen’s songs were among my few favorites and had a major influence on my own progression as a songwriter. But because I was slow to choose which Cohen song to record for the project, the available choices to me, were relatively obscure pieces. Still, I was drawn to one that was new to me, “Coming Back to You”. Larry was working to a deadline and opted to cut the song in Cohen’s original key, which was certainly at the bottom of my own range. But somehow moving me out of my comfort zone helped me find my own approach to the song. Like so much of Leonard Cohen’s writing, this lyric resonates deeply with his forlorn and hopeless take on the bleak landscape of love and attachment. So, breathe a deep sigh and, drink up…

Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen, will be released on October 14, 2022.

Click here to pre-order now!