Watch: New Animated Video For Leonard Cohen's "Leaving the Table"

by VVN Music

Leonard Cohen released his final album, You Want It Darker, on October 21, 2016 and died just two weeks later on November 7.

That album was on the shortlist for Canada's Polaris Prize and, on Tuesday (September 19), a brand new animated video was released for the track "Leaving the Table".

Directed by Christopher Mills, the video mixes images from a variety of sources including archival footage of Cohen, to depict a dreamlike state in what Mills hoped would depict Leonard post-death.

Mills told Billboard "The idea kinda came from the ‘lightness’ that I imagined Mr. Cohen would be feeling right about now. I really loved thinking about him celebrating this new journey by dancing around in the clouds, and visiting his old haunts, playing around with all the weird and cool stuff you could probably do, once you ‘cross over’ into another plane.”


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