Your First Listen: Week of May 14th

Five 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.

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Arctic Monkeys – “Four Out Of Five”

Arctic Monkeys took five years to get their new album together. It’s called Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino and, well, it sounds like maybe they DID find a little tranquility in the last while, which resulted in the concept record that’s surprisingly less of the loud rock and roll Arctic monkeys we’re used to.



Dizzy – “Joshua”

The sweet sounds of Oshawa’s Dizzy will melt your heart. Here’s their latest, a heartbreaker of a tune,“Joshua.”

Jungle – “Happy Man”

Jungle are back, let’s get funky! The British collective always deliver solid grooves and hushed vocals, no word on a release date for their new record, but here’s a solid teaser, “Happy Man.”


Rural Alberta Advantage – “Bad Luck Again”

The Rural Alberta Advantage fourth album, The Wild, was heavily influenced by the fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta where Nils Edenloff once called home. It’s memorable, with percussion brightening up the melancholy and here’s another great track off The Wild, “Bad Luck Again.“

Bastille – “Quarter Past Midnight”

You know every night out could be a choose your own adventure, and Bastille have captured the essence of that in their new track, as per Dan Smith “Some people are gonna go home; for some this is just the beginning. It became about being in someone’s car, driving through the city. I wanted to try and capture that sense of excitement, and that rush.”