So, here's two bands you might not think are related: Broken Social Scene and Fucked Up. However, that's just the case, as both groups have contributed to a new partnership from Arts & Crafts, The Globe & Mail, and the Canadian Opera Company by creating new songs for the Broadsheet Music: A Year in Review project. It's available to stream in its entirety below, and you can download it for free while you're there.

Each band was asked to create a song inspired by the events of the year, most of which were garbage. Broken Social Scene's track is titled 'Golden Facelift' and is their first new song since 2010 - it's about "reclamation and human accountability", if you're curious. It's an outtake from the Forgiveness Rock Record sessions, and they explain it a bit more in a press release:

"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. 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."

Fucked Up, on the other hand, have done something so incredibly not them that it's almost perfect. They've created a 17-minute Italian opera piece named "Voce Rubata" and features members of the Canadian Opera Company. They say it was inspired by "the misleading illusions of liberty and the voice", and it's a six act piece. Read what the band have to say about it below:

""Voce Rubata" is about two threads of a similar illusion, both leading to their own tragic outcome. A tragedy of hope for a kind of creative mobility, and a tragedy of abandonment in discovering the mechanisms by which one is meant to be 'free' in fact are in the service of promising liberty, but not delivering it. All this is told through the prism of the trappings of being a classically trained singer, who can only operate within the bounds of tradition."