01/28/2012 11:11 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Cold War Kids Cover Leonard Cohen's 'There Is A War' (VIDEO)

The story around Leonard Cohen's 12th album, Old Ideas, isn't exactly uplifting -- the 77-year-old songwriter is said to have made it to recuperate money frittered away by his former manager. But the upshot is a fantastic new album, and a flurry of inventive Cohen covers in honor of it. Check out the Cold War Kids' "There Is A War," which takes Cohen's smoky ballad and turns it all funky.


Cold War Kids "There Is A War" from Columbia Records on Vimeo.