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'Each song is about a person:' Gord Downie on his new 23-track solo album Introduce Yerself

'Each song is about a person:' Gord Downie on his new 23-track solo album Introduce Yerself
From CBC - September 27, 2017

Tragically Hip frontmanGord Downie has announced a new solo project set to debut this fall: a double album entitled Introduce Yerself.

The 23-song release is produced by Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew, who also co-wrote several tracks. The album will be released Oct. 27 by Canadian label Arts & Crafts.

In a short video unveiling the new solo project, Downiereveals that "each song is about a person." The video was directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, the filmmaking duo behind the recent documentary Long Time Runningabout the Tragically Hip's Man Machine Poem tourin the summer of 2016.

The tracks were recorded during a pair of four-day studio sessions in January 2016 and February 2017, with many songs on the final album reflecting Downie's first take on the track.

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