Downie to release new 23-song album
TORONTO — Gord Downie is releasing a new solo album of 23 original songs produced with long-time collaborator Kevin Drew. “Introduce Yerself” is slated for release Oct. 27 with each song written about a specific person.
His website says the tracks were recorded during two four-day studio sessions in January 2016 and February 2017. Many of the songs came together in a single take. This marks the second album by the Tragically Hip frontman since going public with his terminal brain cancer diagnosis. Last October, he released “Secret Path”, an album, graphic novel and film based on the story of Chanie Wenjack, a young Ojibwe boy who died while trying to escape a residential school.