Watch Leonard Cohen's 'Traveling Light' Video Featuring Archival, Previously Unseen Footage

Leonard Cohen performs in 2013
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Leonard Cohen performs at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on June 18, 2013 in Paris.

The memorial clip was created by his 'You Want It Darker' collaborator Sammy Slabbinck and son Adam Cohen.

Leonard Cohen's collaborator on his 2016 album You Want It Darker, Sammy Slabbinck, has shared a new lyric video for the track "Traveling Light" that is filled archival and previously unseen footage of the late, great musician and poet. 

The new video serves as a memorial for Cohen and was created with the guidance of Cohen's son, Adam Cohen, Slabbinck said in a Facebook post

"As a lifelong fan myself I created a memorial video to commemorate the man 'who was born with the gift of a golden voice,'" Slabbinck wrote. 

The piece opens with Cohen sitting on a balcony, smoking a cigarette, saying he feels as strong as he used to in his younger days, despite being much weaker -- a fitting introduction to song's reflection on aging. 

"I wake up in my bed and I feel like, 'That's how I used to feel,'" he says. "Not exactly but, you know. And then I swing my legs off the bed and I try to stand up!"

Cohen died last November, less than a month after releasing You Want It Darker. He was 82. 

Watch the "Traveling Light" video here:


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