Your First Listen: Week of February 20th

Five remarkable songs you need to hear this week

Each week we feature five remarkable songs you need to hear on Your First Listen. In case you miss them on air, you can catch up on the weekly tracks right here.

Your First Listen airs weekdays at 12:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 8:45 p.m.

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RYAN ADAMS – “TO BE WITHOUT YOU”


If you’ve ever experienced heartbreak, you know it’s it’s own worst, gut-wrenching, emptiness, and for a musician it might add an extra layer of hide-in-the-studio-and-write-it-out. Ryan Adams says he feels like he’s “leaving a map for people if they’re in a hard place” with this new album.
 

K.I.D. – “TAKER”


Let’s get local! Mississauga duo K.I.D.are bringing their garage punk from suburbia to the masses with this track produced by Mike Crossey, who’s worked with the likes of Arctic Monkeys and The 1975.
 

BLONDIE – “FUN”


Few bands can say they’ve been music and pop culture mainstays for almost 40 years, but New Yorkers Blondie definitely can. Their new album is out May 5th and featured guests ranging from Johnny Marr to Sia, this one is a collaboration with Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio.
 

FATHER JOHN MISTY – “BALLAD OF A DYING MAN”


Father John Misty’s new album, Pure Comedy, is out April 7th and judging by this beautifully tragic number, is anything but. But don’t worry, Josh Tillman is still hypnotically beautiful even when singing about death.
 

K.FLAY – “BLACK WAVE”


Joining the ever growing list of artists releasing albums April 7th is K-Flay! Her sophomore album Every Where is Somewhere will be out on Imagine Dragon’s new imprint, she was the first signing, after all. Here’s a taste of what’s to come, and according to the artist herself this one’s about “facing something immense and menacing and choosing not to cower, but to rise up.”