q broadcast premiere: Laila Biali debuts video for newly released cover of Leonard Cohen's Anthem

On what would be Leonard Cohen's 86th birthday, Juno Award-winner Laila Biali debuts a video for her cover of the late singer-songwriter's classic song, Anthem.
Juno Award-winner, Laila Biali, shares the third installment of her Quarantunes video series with Anthem — a special cover of the Leonard Cohen classic. (Submitted)

One of this country's most beloved singer-songwriters, Leonard Cohen, would have turned 86 years old today.

Cohen died in 2016, but one of the ways that his voice lives on is through the many Canadian artists who've covered his timeless songs. Now, on what would be the late singer-songwriter's 86th birthday, Juno Award-winner Laila Biali has debuted a video for her cover of Cohen's classic song, Anthem, off his 1992 album, The Future.

WATCH | Biali's cover of Cohen's song Anthem:

The video is the third installment for Biali's video series, Quarantunes – live one-take videos captured individually by the world-class musicians who recorded on her album Out of Dust, plus special guests.

Biali's Quarantunes cover of Cohen's Anthem features: Alan Ferber (trombone, horn arrangement), William Sperandei (trumpet), John Ellis (tenor sax), Glenn Patscha (organ), Ben Wittman (drums), Rich Brown (bass), and backing vocalists, Michelle Willis, Joanna Majoko, Adam Thomas, Venissa Butler, Jenna Cowans and Kerroy Williams.


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