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.
The Killers – “Land Of The Free”
The Killers aren’t known to be political, but clearly they’ve had enough of Trump, as their latest is a protest song taking aim at the administration and current American political climate. After being moved by Spike Lee’s latest film BlacKkKlansman, Brandon Flowers contacted Lee to see if he’d direct the music video.
PUP – “Kids”
Local punks PUP have just announced their new record, Morbid Stuff, will be out April 5th. Also cool: they’ve announced their own label Little Dipper. No shock, they’ll be spending much of 2019 on the road with a huge tour. The two hometown shows on June 7th and 8th at the Danforth sold out immediately, so hopefully you got your tickets!
Calvin Harris ft. Rag N Bone Man – “Giant”
The latest producer/songwriter collab to get big attention comes from Scottish DJ Calvin Harris and big voiced baritone singer/songwriter Rag N Bone Man. I might just predict this to be one of the songs of the summer for 2019.
Catfish And The Bottlemen – “Longshot”
It’s been three years since Catfish and the Bottlemen gave us new tunes, and finally the wait is over! With a huge UK arena tour and a US tour coming up this spring, let’s cross our fingers they make a stop here in Toronto.
Fidlar – “By Myself”
Fidlar’s new album Almost Free is out today! Here’s another distorted, anthemic tune all about being cool on your own.