Each week we feature five remarkable songs that 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.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats – “A Little Honey”
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats are known for their stomp along hits, but here’s a track that has quite a solid 70’s groove, “A Little Honey.”
YUNGBLUD – “I Love You, Will You Marry Me”
You might think a song called “I Love You, Will You Marry Me” would be kind of sweet, but YUNGBLUD’s frontman says it’s about a messed up Romeo and Juliet tale of sorts. Here’s the scoop in his own words: “It’s a twisted fairytale about two young people in love that got completely f*cked over… His graffiti proposal overlooks the entire city, which ended in her death and was lit up as an ‘iconic piece of art’ overlooking Sheffield. He was left with nothing.” Welp, now… time to dance?
Moon Taxi – “Not Too Late”
Nashville 5 piece Moon Taxi released their fifth record in January, and here’s yet another great track off Let The Record Play, one that sounds like a heartbreaker with a dash of inspiration from an ‘80s John Hughes movie soundtrack.
Lord Huron – “Wait By The River”
Lord Huron has had a lot of luck soundtracking moments in pop culture. Of the many tracks to make it on TV and in movies, it was when their song “The Night We Met” made it into the soundtrack of Thirteen Reasons Why that a lot of things changed for this band. Well, let’s dive deeper into Lord Huron’s catalogue with “Wait By The River.”
Sofi Tukker – “Baby I’m A Queen”
Sofi Tukker are so fun. Hopefully you’ll get to see them live, because it’s almost like they are throwing their own festival on the stage just for you. Here’s another one of their tunes with themes of friendship and, as Sofi puts it, “There’s something about the song that feels like really good karma.”
Image courtesy Lord Huron