Kicking off the new year, CBC Radio 2 Morning host Tom Power looks at a few anticipated releases for 2014.

With his new album High Hopes, veteran rocker Bruce Springsteen dabbles in the old and the new. Along with new music and a few covers, he revisits some of his classic recordings.

Unveiling his first new material in eight years, Stevie Wonder offers not one but two new albums in 2014: When the World Began and Ten Billion Hearts. The upcoming works have been inspired by intensely personal and emotional life events, including his recent divorce as well as the death of his mother.

Canadian singer-songwriter Cold Specks, who earned a prestigious Polaris Prize nomination for her 2012 debut album I Predict a Graceful Expulsion, is back. Mixing southern gospel, indie rock and folk, her upcoming sophomore album features a more playful sound and a collaboration with Moby (who featured her on his 2013 album). It's due in late winter or early spring.

The members of Canadian indie rock troupe Tokyo Police Club were still teens when they burst onto the scene in 2005. Now, after three years away from touring, they return with a more mature sound. The band's first volley is the epic, soaring, nine-minute single Argentina (Parts I, II, III).

Watch the attached video to check out excerpts of music from Springsteen, Wonder, Cold Specks and Tokyo Police Club.