Son Little has returned with a new six song EP entitled Things I Forgot out this November 11th via Anti-.
The disc opens with “The River,” a reconstruction of American blues infused with elements of hip-hop. Next up is “Your Love Will Blow Me Away When My Heart Aches” which Little describes as “Wu-Tang sea shanty with the Beatles on background vocals.” The guitar groove of “Cross My Heart” bears haunting witness to departed friends, while “Joy” re-invents the cathartic soul ballad and delivers conclusive proof of Little’s vocal power. “Alice” is propelled by distorted guitar and raw simple drumming, offering an inventive and captivating mix of garage punk and psychedelic soul.
Son Little (as Aaron Livingston) was born in Los Angeles to a preacher and a teacher. He absorbed songs from dusty family records and learned saxophone and piano. A move to New York introduced him to hip-hop, basketball, art, and recreational substances. A move to Philly introduced him to the Roots crew, he played music with them and they put his voice on an album. He also collaborated renowned producer-musician RJD2.
He says he writes everywhere, every day, finding inspiration on the train, in a car, on the street, in the supermarket, with his children. Sometimes the ideas are fresh. Sometimes a tune comes from his past, a single spark. Nothing is off limits.
Son Little Tour dates
13 – Paris, France – La Gaite Lyrique *
14 – Paris France – La Gaite Lyrique *
21 – New York – WFUV Showcase (CMJ)
22 – New York – Pirate Party (CMJ)
23 – New York – Rockwood Music Hall (CMJ)
25 – Philadelphia, PA – Dilworth Plaza
7 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique *
10 – Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royal *
17 – Lyon, France – Le Transbordeur *
19 – Nantes, Franse – Le Stereolux *
20 – Bordeaux, France – Le Rocher De Palmer *
21 – Toulouse, France – Le Bikini *
25 – Amsterdam – Paradiso *
26 – London, UK – Electrowerkz #
28 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen #
1 – Bristol, UK – Louisiana #
2 – Brighton, UK – Prince Albert #
3 – Lille, France – Le-Aeroneft *
* Supporting Selah Sue
# Supporting Curtis Harding