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.
Your First Listen airs weekdays at 12:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 8:45 p.m.
Lorde – “Green Light”
It’s a bit hard to believe Lorde has only released one album, and when she did she was only SIXTEEN. The album Pure Heroine was full of hits, which could tide you over until her follow-up, Melodrama drops this summer.
Port Cities – “Back To The Bottom”
Cape Breton songwriting trio Port Cities has been getting some buzz after releasing their self-titled debut. Let’s see what’s been happening on the East Coast.
Lana Del Rey – “Love”
Lana Del Rey always seems to have one foot in the past and one in the present, with a dash of something provocative. It’s always interesting to see how she approaches new material. This one apparently has a nod to the Beach Boys’ “Don’t Worry Baby” and of course is all about love.
Leeroy Stagger – “I Want It All”
Ten albums in Leeroy Stagger made some changes, including switching labels and assembling his dream band for recording – which includes Elvis Costello’s drummer FYI. You’re one month away from hearing Dream It All Away, so here’s a taste with “I Want It All.”
Spoon – “Can I Sit Next To You”
Spoon put out awesome, catchy, indie rock albums that have a solid beat. They’re usually danceable, but this new track, is downright funky. It sounds like Spoon, but after a Studio 54 come down where they listened to Prince…sort of. You’ll see.