Titled ‘Who By Fire’ – after his 1974 track – it will be released on 26th March, and was recorded back in 2017 when the duo played a pair of tribute shows at Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic Theatre.
To preview the record, First Aid Kit have shared their version of 1967’s debut single ‘Suzanne’, which you can check out below.
It’ll feature on the 20 track record, which also includes covers of ‘Everybody Knows’, ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Bird On The Wire’.
“We recently listened back to this concert and realised that this was something out of the ordinary for us,” First Aid Kit’s Johanna and Klara Söderberg explain. “Dwelling deeply into Cohen’s world was a pleasure, he was so prolific as both a poet and a songwriter, and everything he ever put out held a very strong standard. He cared immensely for his work.
“The band, the guest artists, the atmosphere on stage… everyone had a great passion and it felt magical. This is definitely a record that is best enjoyed listening to back-to-back with no interruptions. Allow yourself to just disappear into Cohen’s world for a little while.”