Check out all the new music of the week with Your First Listen! Hosted by SONiC Music Director Brandy Taylor, get the scoop from your favourite artists on their latest work and discover new songs from upcoming artists. Your First Listen airs Sundays and Tuesdays at 10pm.

1. Dear Rouge – “Chains”

Frontwoman Danielle McTaggart runs wild in Dear Rouge’s latest – literally and figuratively. With her vocals on full display, she runs through the woods of Vancouver with a pack of wolves. It’s an emotional love song of wanting to take away your partner’s pain. The husband and wife duo’s album Phases is out now.

2. Calvin Harris feat. Rag N’ Bone Man – “Giant”

It may seem like an unlikely collaboration, but damn did it pay off. Rag N’ Bone Man lends his hypnotic vocals to Calvin Harris’ latest track, “Giant”. It’s a song about realizing your self worth, and it already sounds like it’s a strong contender to become the song of the summer for 2019.

3. Alice Merton – “Funny Business”

Alice Merton will release her debut album, Mint, in 2019. No date has been announced, but she has shared the first single. “Funny Business” features an MIA sample, so you know it’s gonna be good.

Every week, it’s Your First Listen to the the newest alternative music. Hosted by SONiC Music Director, Brandy Taylor, Your First Listen airs twice a week, Sundays and Tuesday at 10pm. 

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