10/13/2016 01:43 EDT

Gord Downie Releases New Video For 'The Stranger'

It's the first track from his "Secret Path" project.

Ahead of a sit-down interview with CBC News' Peter Mansbridge on Thursday, Gord Downie has released a video for a track from his upcoming "Secret Path" project.

The song, titled "The Stranger," is the first from The Tragically Hip frontman's 10-song album.

It follows the story of Chanie Wenjack, an Ojibway boy who died after he fled from a residential school in 1966.

Watch the video below:

"Secret Path" will also include a graphic novel and an animated film, which will air and be streamed on the CBC on Oct. 23.

Downie is set to play in Ottawa on Oct. 18 and Toronto on Oct. 21 to promote his solo project.

Proceeds from the "Secret Path'' album and graphic novel will go to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba, which is dedicated to preserving the history of Canada's residential school system.

The 52-year-old musician's interview with Mansbridge will be his first since he revealed his cancer diagnosis in May.

With files from The Canadian Press

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