Released: May 2006
Anjani Thomas, a veteran jazz singer and keyboardist, collaborates with Leonard Cohen on her enthralling major label debut. The lyrics are unmistakably Cohen's, but the songs feel lighter -- and they often cut deeper -- than his recent recordings. While Blue Alert will appeal to fans of Sade or Diane Krall, tracks like "Thanks for the Dance," and "Half the Perfect World" are quietly devastating. Repeated listens uncover new emotional layers.