Interview: Adam Cohen Talks Turning Childhood Dreams Into A Career

Son of the legendary Leonard Cohen, Adam Cohen has just announced a return to Australian shores for a series of intimate shows in support of his fifth studio album, We Go Home, an album he describes as “the follow up to my first and only success”.

We caught up with Adam at Sydney’s Bondi Bowling Club. “Basically I put out a few albums, the last one Like A Man was my first gold record, the first one that saw people fill up rooms. Basically, my so-called career hadn’t been going too well and this is the follow up to that first and only delicious success.”

“I had a very tenuous and precarious hold on what I thought was going to be a very robust career,” he adds. “They say that a career is dreams of your youth realised at a later age and its taken me an embarrassing long time to get to that point.” Now that he is finally at the stage in life he dreamed about, Cohen has delivered his stunningly crafted and heartwarming fifth studio album, recorded in part in a little white house on the Greek island of Hydra where he spent much of his childhood.

“I want to be in music what the great music was for me which was the soundtrack to any given moment, a mood-altering substance, a way to imprint a moment. You know that summer that you had where that was that one song playing, or that love scene in a movie that was particularly marking because of the soundtrack? I want to be for others what music was for me.”

Adam will be back in Australia for a string of dates in March 2015. Head to Adam Cohen’s Facebook page for all the tour details.

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