Thursday, February 23, 2017

Leonard Cohen, "Traveling Light" (Lyric Video)

Leonard Cohen was one of the harder losses of 2016, but fortunately he left on a high note: his final album, You Want It Darker, a grimly devout gem that doubles as a comprehensive Last Will and Testament. To commemorate it, album artist Sammy Slabbinck, guided by Cohen's son and producer Adam, created this lyric video for "Traveling Light", a mournful goodbye with an Eastern European bent to it. For the video, Slabbinck and Adam compiled previously unreleased footage of Cohen, including an opening bit on his porch where he discusses his failing health.

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