k.d. lang’s rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is goose-bump inducing every time, but you’ve never heard it quite like this!


On the first anniversary of Leonard Cohen’s death, a memorial was planned in Montreal by the Cohen family with an impressive lineup of tribute performances.

The likes of Sting, Feist, Elvis Costello, Adam Cohen, the Webb Sisters, k.d. lang, Willie Nelson, Celine Dion, Peter Gabriel, Chris Martin, Courtney Love, Lana del Rey, and many more came together to honour legendary Canadian sing and songwriter, Leonard Cohen. And one of the most moving performances came from k.d. lang.

This video was shot by an audience member at quite a distance, but the raw passion in her voice comes through loud and clear!

Take a listen:


k.d. lang added this song to her 2004 covers album Hymns of the 49th Parallel, and performed it for Leonard Cohen in 2006 when he was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

You can watch the full tribute concert HERE, or skip to the 40 minute mark to watch k.d. lang’s performance up close!

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