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.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – “A Little Honey”
Here’s a new nostalgic sounding ballad about loss and love off Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ new album, Tearing at the Seams.
Dear Rouge – “Little By Little”
After a full summer of festivals I hope you saw Dear Rouge live! This track is filled with hope and, though slightly less dancy than other tracks, is still synth-heavy and filled with the beautiful vocals you expect from the Vancouver duo.
Barns Courtney – “99”
Seattle’s Barns Courtney released his debut album in 2017, and really seems to come out of nowhere! 240-million streams of his songs later, he’s back with new music. This new one, “99,” is dipped in the nostalgia of growing up in suburbia in the late nineties and having a good time with your friends.
Royal Canoe – “RAYZ”
Winnipeg’s Royal Canoe have a new album on the way in January. What the band says they do every new album is look at what worked on their last record and throw it all out and start again. Try not to lean on anything and reset. For this new album they “set out to create leaner arrangements and clearer melodies.” Let’s see what they’ve done!
Muse – “The Dark Side”
Muse have finally announced the name of their new album: Simulation Theory will be out November 9th, and though some of their earlier teaser tracks pointed to a bit of a different sound for the band, this new one sounds just like the Muse you know and love.