Your First Listen: Week of June 27

New sounds from Foals, Only Yours, Serena Ryder, Tom Odell, and Hozier

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 12:45pm, 5:45pm, and 8:45pm.

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Foals – “What Went Down”

After blowing up with their recent track “Mountain at My Gates”, UK band Foals aren’t slowing down. You’ll be able to see em in a month at WayHome – so learn some of their songs, wouldja?

Only Yours – “Different”

Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like if The National and Bruce Springsteen united for a little dance party? Toronto’s Only Yours here to give you an answer that question AND MORE. And if the vocals sound familiar, that’s because the singer used to front the band Great Bloomers.

Hozier – “Better Love”

Irish crooooner Hozier skyrocketed from quiet guy to household name just over a year ago with his debut album, and now he says he’s never been more ready to make music. This isn’t from a new album though, it’s from the upcoming The Legend Of Tarzan movie.

Serena Ryder – “Got Your Number”

Did you know that Serena Ryder has been making music since she was 17! But shereally struck it big with “Stompa” in 2012, and now she’s BACK! She released a little teaser of this song last week but you finally get to hear the WHOLE THING.

Tom Odell – “Magnetized”

UK singer-songwriter and heartthrob has been causing SWOOOON attacks in his home country but he’s not just a pretty face — he also won the Brit’s Critic Choice award a couple years ago too. His new album Wrong Crowd is out now, and it sounds like this. MA


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