Fresh from their five-year hiatus, Broken Social Scene drop 'Halfway Home'.
Returning after seven years with a new single, 'Halfway Home', is Canadian collective Broken Social Scene. They've also got a new album on the way, but don't expect to get to hear it until Fall time, unless of course you catch them live during their summer dates.
Broken Social Scene return with their first album in seven years
Broken Social Scene are finally set to return with a new album this year, following 2010's Canadian number one 'Forgiveness Rock Record'. 'Halfway Home' is the first track to be released from the record; a soaring, uplifting tune which they performed live for the very first time on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' yesterday (March 30th 2017). Metric's Emily Haines and James Shaw, and Amy Millan and Evan Cranley of Stars joined them for the show.
'We've been working on this album on and off for the last year, and we thought that, since we're an anthemic band, we wanted to bring the celebration with this first song', said founding member Kevin Drew on SiriusXMU. 'It was important for all of us to come together because it's the only thing we can politically do at this moment in time.'
The Juno Award winners revealed hat tbe album was coming in the Fall months, despite previous expectations of a summer release. They've been on a hiatus for five years, with several of their members (of which there are more than 20) taking the opportunity to pursue other projects.
Leslie Feist (usually known mononymously by her surname) has been confirmed to have contributed to this latest album, during which time she has also been recording her fifth solo release 'Pleasure', which is due to be released on April 28th 2017.
The band are set to hit the road in June, beginning with a show at Manchester's Albert Hall in the UK on June 23rd. They will also play festivals the likes of Germany's Immergut, Primavera Sound in Spain, Ontario's Field Trip, California's Arroyo Seco Weekend and Osheaga in Montreal.
The band appeared on the Steven Colbert show last week and played 'Halfway Home' live in the studio.
23/5 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Albert Hall
24/5 - London, United Kingdom - Brixton Academy
26/5 - Neustrelitz, Germany - Immergut Festival
28/5 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Club
29/5 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
30/5 - Paris, France - Alhambra
1/6 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
4/6 - Toronto, Ontario - Field Trip
24/6 - Pasadena, CA - Arroyo Seco Weekend
5/8 Montreal, Quebec - Osheaga