Your First Listen: Week of November 27

Five remarkable new tracks you need to hear from Bastille, SYML, Lovelytheband, and more

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.

SYML – “Where’s My Love”

Brian Fennell, founding member of the Seattle band Barcelona, has created a solo project called SYML, which means “simple” in Welsh. The songs were inspired by not knowing his connection to his welsh heritage, as he’s adopted, and the complexities that come from the unknown.

Lovelytheband – “Broken”

Here’s a trio that got their start one boozy night in West Hollywood (you might know frontman Mitchy Collins from indie pop band Oh Honey) This one, they say is “is an ode to the broken ones” and about finding someone who feels as lost as you do.

Bastille – “World Gone Mad”

Bastille and Will Smith are together at last! Never thought I’d say that, but this new Bastille track is from the soundtrack for the movie Bright, and the video features Will Smith as a cop in a post-apocalyptic LA.


If there’s one thing I know, it’s that bands love a good acronym in life, case in point: LANY (which stands for Los Angeles New York) but they pronounce it Laynee. Here’s their track ILYSB (another one for ya! Stands for “I Love you So Bad”).

NF – “Let You Down”

You may have listened to Michigan singer/songwriter and rapper NF’s earlier albums under his name Nathan
Feuerstein, but he’s back and NF. His latest and personal release Perception topped the Billboard charts. Here’s his latest, “Let You Down.”