Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker

Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker

By Michael Pementel

Leonard Cohen gives us a darkness that isn’t just pure sad or heavy, but reflective and gentle. This isn’t just a work of art from a single period of time, but from a whole lifetime of living. 24 Oct 2016 // 2:30 AM

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