TALK SHOW HOST have premiered a new single and music evideo called “Fireworks”, a cover of THE TRAGICALLY HIP’s 1998 hit about love, hockey and nostalgia. All proceeds from the song will be donated to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research, established last year by THE HIP’s lead singer after he revealed his own brain cancer diagnosis.
The Sunnybrook Foundation’s Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research helps researchers find new drugs, surgical techniques and genetic therapies to help beat brain cancers that are currently unbeatable. April also marks the 60th anniversary of Daffodil Month in Canada, so there is no better time to join the effort to save lives and support people living with cancer.
Started back in 1983 (!), TRAGICALLY HIP area Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario, Canada. They have released 14 studio albums. The band’s singer Gord Downie was diagnosed with a terminal brain cancer last year, but it didn’t derail the band from planning another studio release, whose future depends entirely on Gord’s health.
Aside from being a great, catchy song, “Fireworks” is a bittersweet meditation on shared Canadian nostalgia, even more relevant now as we figure out how to reflect on 150 years of Confederation.