Your First Listen: Week of August 27th

Five remarkable songs you need to hear from The Zolas, Bishop Briggs, and more

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.

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Marshmello ft. Bastille – “Happier”

Well, here’s an interesting collaboration! Electronic producer Marshmello and Brit rockers Bastille have somehow made the sunniest, fanciest of break-up tunes together.
 

The Zolas – “Bombs Away”


Vancouvers The Zolas just lit up The Bovine with a big party to release this tune for ya! There’s more new music on the way and don’t forget they’re back in Toronto November 22 with fellow Vancouverites Yukon Blonde!
 

 

Bishop Briggs – “Baby”


After huge buzz over her debut, Bishop Briggs powerhouse voice is back with a new album on the way, and this taste of what’s to come. She says this track is “about my love life. I am learning that in order to love someone else you have to love yourself.” Preach!
 

The Blue Stones – “Black Holes (Solid Ground)”


This bluesy rock duo, The Blue Stones, hails from Windsor, and worked with the excellent Ian Blurton. They’ve been making a name for themselves with this big ol rock tune, get into it!
 

 

Robert Delong – “Revolutionary”


Robert Delong’s EP See You In The Future will be out October 19th. He says this one is “a song I wrote at a time when I was considering the pervasiveness of technology in our daily personal, social, and political lives.”