Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie has a solo album coming out, with a twist: each of the twenty-three original songs will be about one specific person.
The songs of ‘Introduce Yerself’ were recorded this past February, and in January 2016. Downie says some of them were recorded in one take.
Watch the trailer here – https://t.co/x4TT4ApzYR
Introduce Yerself – Available Oct 27
— Gord Downie (@gorddownie) September 27, 2017
Downie’s longtime collaborator Kevin Drew produced the album, and pre-sales start this Friday. The album will arrive digitally and on cd Oct. 27th, with a vinyl version including two pull-out posters available Dec. 1st.
This will be the second solo album from Downie since going public with his diagnosis of terminal brain cancer last spring; ‘Secret Path’ was released last October, an album, graphic novel and film about the death of a young Ojibwe boy trying to escape the Canadian residential school system.
Downie and his Tragically Hip bandmates of thirty years spent much of last summer on their farewell tour, ending in the band’s hometown of Kingston.
— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) August 20, 2016