Canadian director Christopher Mills has a creative new take on the late legendary Leonard Cohen’s “Leaving the Table”.
The song’s brand new visuals create an intricate perception of Cohen’s lyrics through nearly 1,700 layers of aesthetics that follow his journey and legacy. Mills is known for his animation and used original hand-painted photos and backgrounds to piece together the abstract music video.
Mills has directed music videos for many others artists, including: Modest Mouse, Broken Social Scene, Metric, Breaking Benjamin and Dean Brody.
The new “Leaving the Table” visuals debuted Monday night in honour of Cohen’s 2017 Polaris Music Prize nomination. The Canadian icon’s song is off the critically-acclaimed, award-winning album “You Want it Darker”.
Cohen died on Nov. 7, 2016 at the age of 82 in Los Angeles. Cancer was a contributing cause.