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It’s been seven long years, but fans of the Canadian indie supergroup Broken Social Scene finally have a new piece of music from the JUNO winning group. After declaring a hiatus in 2012, the Kevin Drew-led band are back with “Halfway Home,” the group’s first new single in seven years.
The organized chaos sound of BSS returns with “Halfway Home,” with layered vocals and instruments building on the song’s high energy longing for home.
The band’s upcoming fifth album, which is complete and expected to be released this fall, will act as the follow-up to 2010’s Forgiveness Rock Record.
Only hours after dropping the new single, Broken Social Scene made their debut live performance of “Halfway Home” last night, performing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
The performance was a who’s who of the Canadian indie rock scene, with Emily Haines and James Shaw of Metric and Amy Millan and Evan Cranley of Stars joining Broken Social Scene on stage.
Broken Social Scene hinted at their return earlier this month when they were announced as one of the headliners for this year’s Arts and Crafts Field Trip Festival in Toronto on June 3 and 4. The supergroup will share the headlining spot with fellow band member and solo artist Feist. The band will also appear at Montreal’s Osheaga Festival later this summer between August 4-6.
On March 14, Feist announced her new album Pleasures, her first record since 2011’s Metals. Following the album announcement, Feist debuted the lead single “Pleasures” ahead of the album’s April 28 release.
Feist is set to perform at Sunday’s JUNO Awards in a tribute performance to the late Leonard Cohen. You can watch the 2017 JUNO Awards on Sunday, April 2 starting at 7 p.m. ET on CTV and CTV GO.