Your First Listen: Week of November 20

Five remarkable songs you need to hear

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.


Dizzy – “Swim”

Oshawa four piece Dizzy are recent signees to Royal Mountain Records and are worth their weight in buzz! Here’s their latest “Swim.” Stay tuned for their Collective Arts Black Box session!

Dashboard Confessional – “We Fight”

It has been 8 years since Dashboard Confessional released a new album, but the wait will soon be over! Crooked Shadows, comes out on February 9 and Dashboard will be at the Danforth Music Hall to celebrate March 10th. Here’s their new one, a song all about being positive when dealing with struggles, “We Fight.”


Born Ruffians – “Forget Me”

Let’s get local! The great Born Ruffians have announced their new album, Uncle, Duke & The Chief, will be out February 16th. To get you excited for the album, the band has released this new one, complete with a video directed by Leah and Peter from July Talk! single, “Forget Me.”.

Jade Bird – “Cathedral”

19 year old British singer songwriter Jade Bird just released a new EP called Something American, and recently wrapped a North American tour at the Horseshoe opening for Son Little where she amazed the audience with her talent and charm. What’s interesting about this one, it was recorded in a church converted into a recording studio and it sounds beautifully haunting. Here’s “Cathedral.”


Jacob Banks – “Chainsmoking”

UK Artist Jacob Banks has the beautifully powerful combo of soul and grit and honesty. This new track is, frankly, the only chainsmoking I’ll support.