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.
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The Right Sound for the Right Price
Cold War Kids ft. Bishop Briggs – “So Tied Up”
The powerful voice of Bishop Briggs has captivated fans across the globe, including Cold War kids who tapped into the powerhouse as a guest on this new one.
Lorde – “Liability”
After the dance part that is “Green Light” introduced you to Lorde’s upcoming album Melodrama, she debuted this emotional minimalist piano ballad on SNL.
Tash Sultana – “Jungle”
Aussie multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana has been playing guitar since age 3, and after a brief career as a busker, she gained a lot of attention for this one, which garnered a million YouTube views in 5 days!
The Kooks – “Be Who You Are”
It’s always nice when a greatest hits gives you something new. The Kooks released this one during their hits announcement, and for long-time fans, it’s a very old school upbeat Kooks rock track to make a new addition to memory lane.
The xx – “I Dare You”
After a surprise meteoric rise to success, a few beautiful records later and some giant tours, The XX needed a breather and to try something new. They switched things up and wrote songs while travelling the world, and being out of their element paid off with the new album.