Blender – Review: Dear Heather

Dear Heather is top Cohen: It begins by addressing women (“Because Of”) in a ripe, humane baritone, then gets dramatically literary (“The Letters”), looks at 9/11 (“On that Day”), and dovetails back toward sex with the subtle yet explosive title piece. Its lyrics read: “Dear Heather/Please walk by me again/ With a drink in your hand/And your legs all white/From the winter.” — Blender, October 2004