CULTURE & ARTS
10/16/2014 04:36 pm ET Updated Oct 17, 2014

A Pitiful Clown Singing 'Hallelujah' Is A Strange Kind Of Beautiful

Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is a haunting song, but it took on an even more poignant tone when sung by a 7-foot-tall clown named Puddles Pity Party.

Puddles performed the classic at the Regency Lodge Ballroom in San Francisco, wowing audience members with his golden voice.

Director Gary Yost filmed the Sept. 27 live performance, showing Puddles' morose makeup application, his sad, slow walk to the lonely microphone, and then his beautifully evocative rendition of the song.

"The soul and heart can come through despite any costume we wear," Yost wrote in the video's description.

H/T Laughing Squid

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