Your First Listen: Week of April 9th

5 Remarkable Songs You Need to Hear!

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.

Arkells – “People’s Champ”

Arkells teased this track as a “new song for the times” and here it is: political, infused with motown vibes and a total jam!

Lowell – “War Face”

Let’s get local! Singer/songwriter/producer Lowell has just released her first record since 2014’s We Loved Her Dearly, its called Lone Wolf and covers everything from “alt-pop ballads” to “ferocious dancefloor rally-cries.” Here’s her latest “War Face.”

Leon Bridges – “Bad Bad News”

Leon Bridges is back with a track with a solid groove that’ll have you dancing. His new album Good Thing is out May 4th, so this will have to tide you over!

Mansionair – “Violet City”

If you love solid rhythms and a sweet, sweet falsetto, this track from Sydney Mansionair is for you!


Alice Merton – “Lash Out”

You know Alice Merton from her big hit “No Roots” that kind of came out of nowhere, but was all about home being wherever your feet are. The German-Canadian-English singer/ songwriter is back with another catchy tune with a totally different vibe, “Lash Out.”