LISTEN: Feist Pays Tribute To Gord Downie With 'The Stranger'

Canadian artist Feist shared a moving cover of Gord Downie’s “The Stranger” one day after The Tragically Hip frontman died of brain cancer at 53.

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

“Thank you, and I love you.”

The song is from Downie’s acclaimed solo album Secret Path, which told the story of Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old indigenous boy who died while escaping from a residential school.

Listen to Feist’s version below: