Leonard Cohen's Son, Adam, Creates New Video For "Traveling Light" With Archival Footage

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

Adam Cohen, the son and producer of the late Leonard Cohen, has created a video for his dad’s song Traveling Light featuring unseen personal footage of the late star.

Adam produced a lyric video for the song with Sammy Slabbick and opens the clip with Leonard smoking on a balcony and saying “I feel a lot stronger, but I’m actually a lot weaker (laughs). Its true. I wake up in my bed and I feel like, ‘That’s how I used to feel.’ Not exactly but, you know. And then I swing my legs off the bed and I try to stand up!”

The song Traveling Light is from Leonard Cohen’s final album You Want It Darker, released on October 21, 2016. Cohen died two weeks later on November 7, 2016 at the age of 82.

The You Want It Darker album, like Bowie’s Blackstar, turned out to be his farewell to fans. The lyrics to Traveling Light in retrospect are clearly about a dying man preparing for his death.


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