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.
Just Loud – “Electrified”
Here’s the latest from New York City artist Just Loud, whose debut EP just came out June 15th. This one’s about growing up, and also catchy and synthy, said to be reminiscent of the vibes of MGMT and M83.
Darcys feat. Leah Fay – “Just Here With My Friends”
Who doesn’t love a collaboration in life? The Darcys are and Leah Fay of July Talk got talking about club culture and consent one night, and the result: a new danceable summer jam that, as per Leah, is “a song about two empowered humans meeting in a club that wasn’t predatory on either side.”
Courtney Barnett – “Charity”
Let’s get to the latest from Courtney Barnett, who always seems to be effortlessly cool. Don’t forget to check out her live show July 10th at the Danforth!
Stars – “One Day Left”
Montreal’s Stars are always delivering heartfelt tunes to you, this latest is one they say “ is for everyone who has a f–ked up love affair this summer,” they go on to say “It might not feel like it now, but…. one day you’ll sit in a bar somewhere alone and realize; the pain was worth it.” Sounds like a beautiful Stars song, indeed!
Young The Giant – “Simplify”
Young the Giant have recently announced they’ll be back in Toronto this November at Rebel, and you’ll be singing some new tunes along with the California rockers! Here’s the first new track they’ve released since their 2016 album Home of the Strange. This one’s all about how modern life has become unnecessarily complicated, we have to pay attention to those little things that matter and simplify!