The Tragically Hip - "In a World Possessed by the Human Mind"
on July 1, 2020 | Last updated July 1, 2020
The Tragically HipIn a World Possessed by the Human Mind
Release Type: User Audio Type: Single-track Reductions: Yes (Authored) Pitched Vocals: Yes Vocals Gender: Male (2)
The release of a new Hip album was always big news and a highly anticipated event in Canada. However- their 14th album, Man Machine Poem, came with both anticipation and sadness. We all knew it was likely to be their final studio album, in light of lead singer Gord Downie's diagnosis of incurable brain cancer, which was announced the preceeding winter.
"World Possessed" was written possibly at the same time he was given the final diagnosis - the sentiment seems to fly between jumping to conclusions, paranoia, fear, irrational thought. Just give me the news. It can all be lies. Nothing is what it seems. Everything is fine.