Label Arts & Crafts teamed up with The Globe and Mail and the Canadian Opera Company to create a six-song compilation they call Broadsheet Music: A Year In Review. Each song is inspired by 2014 news events, and features Canadian musicians who are sometimes helped out by opera singers.
For the occasion, Broken Social Scene contributed “Golden Facelift” which was recorded in 2010 from the Forgiveness Rock Record sessions. This is the first new BSS song in four years, and though it didn’t make the cut in 2010, the band said they were all passionate about the tune and wanted to “give it a proper unveiling when the time was right.”
Fucked Up contributed “Voce Rubata,” a 17-minute Italian opera piece that features the vocal stylings of only opera singers. There’s no Damian Abraham, no punk twist, and nothing we’d usually expect from Fucked Up. The most interesting part? They wrote the whole thing themselves.
Reuben and The Dark, Tamara Williamson & Absolutely Free, Jason Collett & Zeus, and Brendan Canning also have tracks on the album and you can hear them all below.