I’m not a great believer that a voice is just about singing. A voice is a tool for communication. And as a singer, all you are, really, is a storyteller, and it just so happens that, obviously, with my voice I tell stories a particular way, but if you’re Leonard Cohen, you have a different voice and you still tell great stories.
Sound familiar? Compare that with “I can hardly carry a tune but I think it’s a true voice in the sense that it’s not a lie. It presents the singer and the story he’s telling.” Leonard Cohen.
From Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson: ‘I’m Not A Great Believer That A Voice Is Just About Singing’ (Blabbermouth: December 11, 2017). Photo by dr_zoidberg
I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Oct 28, 2018.