The ever-soulful Son Little released Things I Forgot EP which was the first long-form taste of this exciting new artist. “Your Love Will Blow Me Away When My Heart Aches” put Son Little on a lot of people’s radar, with NME calling the track “pure, heart-spilled-over-the-road soul”, and BBC Radio One’s Zane Lowe putting Son Little in his top tracks for the month. From Prince-like driving rock to Curtis Mayfield sly groove, Son Little is an artist filled with all the internal mash-ups and contradictions that make American pop music great. Son Little hits the road with Lord Huron next week and his self-titled debut album will be available on October 16th.
It’s been a remarkable year for Son Little. He has toured with the likes of Kelis and Mumford and Sons, produced an EP for the legendary Mavis Staples, played Bonnaroo Festival and made his national television debut on CBS Saturday Morning. All that and it’s just the beginning. On October 16th, Son Little will release his highly anticipated self-titled Anti- Records debut. Son Little was born in Los Angeles, where he learned how to listen and how to play before moving east to New York and New Jersey. He dropped in to scenes in Manhattan then Philadelphia, and there he collaborated with acts like The Roots and RJD2. His sound, in its purest form, is American music. The artist formerly known as Aaron Livingston knows his nation and its sounds well. GQ magazine says “his voice is so warm and soulful, like a combination of Little Willie John and Bob Marley, that it makes you slow down and listen. This is soul music for the hip-hop generation. It gives me hope for the future of music.”
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