Feist Takes the Lead on Broken Social Scene's New Song "Hug of Thunder"

Feist Takes the Lead on Broken Social Scene's New Song "Hug of Thunder"
Canrock collective Broken Social Scene are set to release a new album called Hug of Thunder this summer, and they've enlisted their most famous member to sing its title track.

Feist takes over vocal duties on "Hug of Thunder," a slow-burning pop tune that spends much of its five-minute runtime showcasing ambient production tricks. By the time it reaches its crescendo, the song is more hug than thunder, though that's hardly a bad thing.

"I said 'I really want to be involved, but I need to contribute something that means something to me,'" Feist recently told Exclaim!, speaking about the new BSS record. "I went to the Bathouse [studio, owned by the Tragically Hip] and spent four days with people I've known forever, people with whom you're both visible and invisible — there's no self-consciousness. We wrote this song in three passes that's on the record. Then I paused and wrote the lyrics, so there is a story that will matter to me."

Listen to "Hug of Thunder" below. The album of the same name arrives on July 7 via Arts & Crafts/City Slang, and you can pre-order it on Coke bottle clear vinyl here

BSS have just announced a U.S. tour in support of the record. You can see all the band's upcoming tour dates down below, which also include some previously announced Canadian festival performances.

Tour dates:

05/23 Manchester, United Kingdom - Albert Hall
05/24 London, United Kingdom - Brixton Academy
05/26 Neustrelitz, Germany - Immergut Festival
05/28 Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Club
05/29 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
05/30 Paris, France - Alhambra
06/01 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
06/03 Toronto, ON - Field Trip
06/24 Pasadena, CA - Arroyo Seco Weekend
07/21-23 Edmonton, AB - Interstellar Rodeo
08/05 Montreal, QC - Osheaga

08/18-20 Winnipeg, MB - Interstellar Rodeo
9/16/17 Ithaca, NY - State Theatre ~
9/17/17 New York, NY - Meadows Music & Art festival
9/19/17 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club ~
9/21/17 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel ~
9/22/17 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle *
9/24/17 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant *
9/26/17 Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman *
9/27/17 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater *
9/28/17 St. Paul, MN - The Palace *
9/29/17 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom *
9/30/17 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore *
10/1/17 Pittsburgh, PA - Byham Theater *
10/3/17 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
10/5/17 Portland, ME - State Theater *
10/6/17 New Haven, CT - College Street *
10/7/17 Boston, MA - House of Blues  
 
~ with the Belle Game
* with Frightened Rabbit