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Gord Sinclair of The Tragically Hip Releases news single from upcoming Sophomore Solo Album


Gord Sinclair’s New Single “Sometimes” Out Now

Toronto, ON – On April 14, 2023, Gord Sinclair will release his sophomore solo album In Continental Drift via Pheromone Recordings / Cadence Music Group and on all streaming platforms. Gord’s upcoming Toronto show will be at Massey Hall on June 6. You can also catch him in Hamilton, Waterloo, London or Kingston this spring.

Sinclair is best known as the bassist and songwriter for legendary Canadian rock act The Tragically Hip, and In Continental Drift offers nine masterful original songs. The album finds the musician working alongside frequent collaborator James McKenty(Blue Rodeo, Ronnie Hawkins, Gordon Lightfoot) — who also mixed, mastered, and added guitar and vocals — as well as drummer Jeff Halischuk. The trio lineup is a first for Sinclair. Another first: the band recorded the album in a reconfigured vintage Airstream RV dubbed “In Record Time Mobile Studio”, allowing them to work in various locations between early November 2021 and mid-January 2022 despite widespread COVID constraints.

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That novel approach infused the sessions with energy and excitement, evident across the record’s songs, which range from hard-charging, snarling rock anthems to frenetic punk-inspired, soon-to-be anthems. The inspiration behind In Continental Drift is also eclectic, with the big tech and corporate opportunist commentary found on the album’s lead single “Gool Guy”, to the impact of mental health and addiction on relationships that is explored on the album’s only ballad, the melodic “Change Your Mind”. The track “Carole’en” features electric guitars hurtling forth at breakneck speed and the song feels like a rockabilly hymn tinged with surf-rock. “Sometimes” is a meditation on the up and down struggles with mental health experienced during the pandemic and how everyone was affected in some way.

Gord Sinclair new single
Gord Sinclair, Continental Drift is out April 14, 2023

“I don’t journal. I don’t blog or make posts about my day-to-day existence. I’m a songwriter. That’s my outlet” Sinclair explains. ““Sometimes” was written during the winter of 2020/2021. The monotony of being locked down had sunk in and sometimes I found myself struggling to get through the long dark days, swimming in a sea of stress and worry. Coping, barely. Sometimes I wasn’t quite myself. Writing, playing and singing helped me keep those darker periods in perspective. It allowed me to look at myself honestly and to express how I was feeling. That’s what songwriting is about. That’s what “Sometimes” is about.””

In Continental Drift follows Sinclair’s debut solo project, 2020’s Taxi Dancers, which was released to critical acclaim and delighted fans across the country. This new album marks a continuation of the solo career that Sinclair never anticipated embarking on before the 2017 passing of The Tragically Hip ringleader Gord Downie. Following decades of music-making with the band’s front man, Sinclair continues to honour his friend through music.

An industry veteran, Gord Sinclair’s work with The Tragically Hip earned him a number of achievements including 17 JUNO Awards, a SOCAN National Achievement Award, a coveted placement on Canada’s Walk Of Fame, and an appointment to the Order of Canada. 

Gord will be on tour this Spring across Ontario in support of the new album release. Tickets are on sale at 10am EST on Friday, March 24th at gordsinclair.com.


  1. Gool Guy
  2. Sometimes
  3. It’s Hard To Believe
  4. Now That’s Gone Too
  5. Carole’en
  6. Change Your Mind
  7. Over And Over Again
  8. I’m Getting By
  9. All The Way


June 3 – Kingston – Spring Reverb Festival 

June 6 – Toronto – Massey Hall – TD Music Hall

June 8 – Waterloo – Maxwells

June 10 – London – Aeolian Hall

June 16 – Hamilton – Bridgeworks

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