Listen: Feist Shares Cover of Gord Downie’s ‘The Stranger’

"I send out this song with love"

The passing of Gord Downie shocked not only musicians but Canadians as a whole.

After the announcement was made that Downie succumbed to cancer last night, artists, politicians, and everyday citizens alike took to social media to mourn the loss of one of our most treasured icons.

In what will surely be one of many to come, Canadian folk royalty Feist has taken to social media to post a tribute to the late great singer, covering his Secret Path song “The Stranger.”

“I send out this song with love, respect and gratitude in honour of Gord’s generosity of spirit,” she wrote in a Tweet. “I admired so much his honest way of communicating what he saw and the courage and conviction he searched with.”

Take a listen to the track below:

Read Bookie’s thoughts on Gord Downie’s impact, and check here to donate to The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund here.
Image courtesy Moyia Misner-Pellow