Monday, January 5, 2015

Son Little: Cross My Heart + Your Love Will Blow Me Away When My Heart Aches

There is an enormous amount of music released every week and it can be difficult to keep up. Thus I came close to missing out on the outstanding six-track EP 'Things I Forgot' by Son Little which dropped in November on ANTI Records.

Born Aaron Livingston in L.A., the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist grew up in Queens, NYC and moved to Philadelphia in his early 20s, collaborated with The Roots and Rjd2 before releasing his own material under his birth name and starting in 2013, under Son Little.

On the beautiful acoustic ballad "Cross My Heart" he channels Bob Marley and Sam Cooke to the point where I got goose bumps. On the excellent "Your Love Will Blow Me Away When My Heart Aches" the Marley/Cooke inspiration is also very evident. Still, Son Little is his own man with an unmistakable voice and sound.

He has a free gig coming up January 17 in Philly; details in first link below: