New Music: LA Based Singer, Son Little Announces Tour Dates + New Single

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Aaron Earl Livingston, also know as, Son Little has announced his new album, Aloha, due for release on the 31st of January. He released his European tour dates starting in Brighton on the 27th of March, and ending in Barcelona on the 10th of April.

Last month’s releases of the bluesy, enriching journey of the Invisible EP offered a taster of what to expect from his following album in January’s, with standout track hey rose expected to feature.

Recorded at Paris’s iconic Studios Ferber with producer Renaud Letang (Feist, Manu Chao), aloha is Little’s first album to be recorded with an outside producer. The result is his boldest, most self-assured statement yet. It’s an ambitious work of vision and reflection, and an ecstatic testament to the freedom that comes from trusting the currents of life to carry you where you belong.

Have a listen to ‘suffer’, taken from his forthcoming:

Stream/Purchase “invisible” EP (digital only) here

 

European/UK tour dates:
Fri. March 27th – Brighton, UK @ Patterns
Sat. March 28th – London, UK @ Oslo
Mon. March 30th – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
Tue. March 31st – Antwerp, BE @ Kavka VZW
Wed. April 1st – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Thu. April 2nd – Rotterdam, NL @ Bird
Sat. April 4th – Hamburg, DE @ Bahnhof Pauli
Sun. April 5th – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
Mon. April 6th – Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell
Tue. April 7th – Zurich, CH @ Exil
Thu. April 9th – Zaragoza, ES @ Rock & Blues Café
Fri. April 10th – Barcelona, ES @ La Nau

First Thoughts: Son Little – Invisible

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Son little is the stage name of Guitarist, and Music Producer, Aaron Livingstone. Coming off the back of grammy award from his work with Mavis Staples he has released a short EP titled, ‘Invisible’. It’ll include a couple tracks from his forthcoming album ‘Aloha’ which comes out on the 31st January. Aaron caught my attention from his stunning, captivating NPR tiny desk performance, where he played a number of of his stand out tracks from his self titled ‘Son Little’ album.

The 80s funk infused and gripping soulful opening track, ‘Hey Rose’ sets a wonderful tone for the EP. the springing electric guitar which ebbs and flows between his vocals during the verses has a swinging 70s disco feel which would have moved dance floors. 

Son little’s manages to invoke so much emotion through his vocals from his tones, and the way expands some of his notes, all the while maintaining a delicate warmness in his voice. Stand out track, ‘I’m a builder’ blends more contemporary styles of soul as his gentle string play from the guitar leads the track. Along with the accompaniment of the strings along with his voice gives the track a wonderful contemporary blues feel. 

Little Son experiments a little more with his vocal notes in the track ‘About her. again’ , as the swinging momentous build in the instruments grow with the gradual raspy tones in his voice. Little Son oozes more blues and soul than I felt in his previous tracks, and puts the track in front as my favourite.

Check out his NPR tiny desk concert: