Rolling Stone is sharing a new behind-the-scenes video that offers a poignant look at the studio sessions that produced Gord Downie’s forthcoming posthumous record, Introduce Yerself.
The frontman of the beloved Canadian rock outfit the Tragically Hip died October 18th after a two-year battle with brain cancer. Introduce Yerself is a 23-track double album that was recorded over two four-day studio sessions in January 2016 and February 2017. Downie wrote and produced the record with his friend, Kevin Drew, of Broken Social Scene, and the majority of the tracks were cut in one take.
The clip documents the creation of Introduce Yerself closer, “The North,” and features remarkable footage and audio of Downie’s raw, solemn vocal takes:
Introduce Yerself will be released tomorrow, October 27th, via Arts and Crafts. The record follows Downie’s 2016 solo project, Secret Path, as well as the Tragically Hip’s final album, Man Machine Poem, which also arrived that year.