Your First Listen: Week of May 21st

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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Matt Costa – “Sharon”

Matt Costa hails from California and pays tribute to coming of age in his home state with his new album, Santa Rosa Fangs, which shares the story of three siblings dealing with the love and loss of being young and growing up. One of these characters is Sharon, and here is her song.
 


 

The Elwins – “Never Felt So Good”

Keswick’s greatest sons, The Elwins album Beauty Community is a solid indie pop record, case in point, here’s another great track off of it, “Never Felt So Good” which is also the name of a beer – how’s that for merch!
 

Aurora – “Queendom”

Later this year Norweigian artist Aurora will be releasing the much awaited follow up to her 2016 debut All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend. After a much buzzed about set a Coachella she gave the world this taste of what’s to come.
 

 

Bravestation – “Ray Of Love”

Let’s get local! Toronto duo Bravestation’s debut album will bout out at the end of June, and hears a teaser, a song they say is “an ode to mental health awareness and the notion that giving a little love to those around us can go a long way for our collective well-being in this sometimes cruel and calculated world.”
 

Middle Kids – “Mistake”

Australia’s Middle Kids album Lost Friends just came out, and it’s poppy, beautiful with a dash of distortion and harmonies to boot!