Toronto collective Broken Social Scene have unveiled their first new track since 2010.
The song in question is called ‘Golden Facelift’ and has been released as part of Arts & Crafts’ ‘Broadsheet Music: A Year in Review’ project, which features music inspired by news stories this year.
‘Golden Facelift’ is said to focus on the topic of “reclamation and human accountability” and was originally recorded in the sessions for the band’s 2010 album ‘Forgiveness Rock Record’.
“It is a song we as a band all felt strongly about lyrically and musically and we wanted to give it a proper unveiling when the time was right,” the band say in a statement.
“We feel that chance is now as this year draws to a close. 2014 has not been without its beauty, but it has also been a year of incredible brutality and all of humanity has a great deal to answer for. As songwriters and creative artists we want the world to know Broken Social Scene’s aim is to be a voice that will champion underdogs and the idea of goodness on this planet upon which we all take up valuable space.”
Fellow Canadian band Fucked Up have also shared a new song as part of the release, in the form of the 17-minute Italian opera ‘Voce Rubata’.
Listen to both ‘Golden Facelift’ and ‘Voce Rubata’ below, as well as other tracks contributed to the project.