Feist Pays Tribute to Gord Downie with "The Stranger" Cover
The song comes from Downie's 'Secret Path' project
Feist has shared her own rendition of Downie's "The Stranger," the opening track from his 2016 solo album Secret Path. Her voice and acoustic guitar are complemented by a wordless, looping vocal soundscape, which you can hear in the player below.
"I send out this song with love, respect and gratitude in honour of Gord's generosity of spirit," Feist wrote on Twitter. "I admired so much his honest way of communicating what he saw and the courage and conviction he searched with. Thankyou, and I love you."
I send out this song with love, respect and gratitude in honour of Gord's generosity of spirit. I admired so much his honest way of communicating what he saw and the courage and conviction he searched with.— Feist (@FeistMusic) October 18, 2017
Thankyou, and I love you.https://t.co/ynHAv6F5gX
With Secret Path, Downie educated listeners on Canada's history with residential schools. The LP, accompanying graphic novel and TV special tell the story of Chanie Wenjack, an indigenous boy who died trying to escape a residential school in 1967 near Kenora, ON.
Upon the news of Downie's diagnosis last May, Feist covered the Tragically Hip's "Flamenco." Hear her rendition of "The Stranger" in the player below.
Pick up the Secret Path deluxe vinyl and book combo via MusicVaultz.