A short film which is narrated by the late Rush drummer Neil Peart titled Growth Rings has been made available to watch online.
The film, which was co-written by Peart, recorded his voiceover a short time before his untimely death at the start of the year. The project was made in collaboration with DW Drums, the film honours the way in which music marks significant moments in people’s lives.
A press release for ‘Growth Rings’ reads: “Co-written by Jeremy Bout and recorded by Neil Peart of RUSH, one of the greatest drummers of all time, this short film honours the way in which music marks moments in our lives.
“Just as the life of a tree can be understood through it’s growth rings, we can look at the milestones and eras of our lives and reminiscence of the songs and bands that resonated with us during those times.”
Peart’s former bandmate, Alex Lifeson, recently stated that since Peart’s death that he no longer feels inspired to make music. “It’s been difficult,” Lifeson admitted on the sports radio program Talkin’ Golf (via Rolling Stone). “After Neil passed in January, I’ve played very little guitar.”
Lifeson then added: “I just don’t feel inspired and motivated. We’re certainly proud of our track record, and we still love music. But it’s different now.”
Watch the film ‘Growth Rings’ below.