Broken Social Scene plan to release new album in summer 2017

Kevin Drew talks about the band's comeback in new interview.

Broken Social Scene are planning to release a new album next year, the Canadian group’s co-founder Kevin Drew has revealed.

Drew said the band are putting the finishing touches to the album and aiming for a summer 2017 release date, in an interview with George Stroumboulopoulos on the Strombo Show.

“I’m looking to get back on stage with my family and connect with the people,” he said. “We have to finish it, obviously, just a small thing called finishing… I think that we’re thinking summer [release].”

Drew went on to discuss how the Paris attacks last November had cemented the group’s decision to reform.

“The whole reason we got back together was after the shootings in Paris. Everyone sort of got on the phone within the small tribe of us and said, ‘I want to play some shows,’” he said. “It is interesting because someone told me that A Tribe Called Quest, that was sort of their story too. I think that just effected a lot of people because it was so close to home. So close to home.”

In July, Broken Social Scene confirmed that they had started recording their first album in six years.

The next month, Feist revealed that she will feature on the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Forgiveness Rock Record’ in a post on Instagram.

The Canadian singer-songwriter was a key member of the band from 2002 – 2005, contributing to their debut album ‘Feel Good Lost’ and going on tour with them.