A couple comments. It was long ago, but I may have first become aware of Leonard Cohen by way of the great Oliver Stone picture Natural Born Killers; his songs so perfectly fit that maniacal road trip:
And now the wheels of heaven stop
You feel the devil’s riding crop
Get ready for the future: it is murder
And an observation: I haven’t dug into it much, and in fact was not aware of it until yesterday, but Cohen was another artist who produced right up to his death — in that beautiful tradition laid down by Warren Zevon (with whom I’ve at times confused Cohen — inexplicable I know), the man in black Johnny Cash, David Bowie, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Each of those musicians presaged their own death in their final works. Leonard Cohen’s last album, released less than a month before he died: You Want It Darker.