Broken Social Scene have shared the video for ‘Golden Facelift’, their first new piece of music since 2010’s Forgiveness Rock Record.
The song is an unreleased track from the sessions for their previous track that can be found on Broadsheet Music: A Year in Review, a compilation of six tracks BSS’ label Arts & Crafts teamed up with Toronto newspaper The Globe and Mail to release. It’s available here for free download for a limited time.
“‘Golden Facelift’ is a song recorded during the Forgiveness Rock Record sessions, but ultimately did not make the final cut for one reason or another. 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. 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. Broken Social Scene aims to echo the voice and concerns of the underdog while creating music that will hopefully inspire those who are doing good and useful things for this planet and humankind,” Broken Social Scene said in a statement.
The comp also features Fucked Up, Reuben And The Dark, Tamara Williamson with Absolutely Free, Jason Collett with Zeus and Brendan Canning. It was all directed by BSS/Do Make Say Think/Hydra’s Charles Spearin and explores a number of topics ranging from missing aboriginal women in Western Canada, the battle for Jerusalem, sexual violence and a culture of silence to the death of Robin Williams.
The project was captured in words, photos, video and audio. Head here to check it out.