Son Little is on the rise, and the artist is headed to a stage near you at the exact right time.
The Los Angeles-born musician (given name: Aaron Livingston), who has collaborated with the likes of The Roots and RJD2, will release his self-titled debut album on Oct. 16. Just one day later, Saturday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m., Son Little will perform at SCADShow.
Son Little’s nuanced, genre-crossing sound is uniquely American in its plurality, inhabiting a space somewhere between soul, reggae, hip-hop and blues. His first release as Son Little came last year with “Things I Forgot,” a six-song EP that showed off his music’s near-boundless versatility. “This is soul music for the hip-hop generation. It gives me hope for the future of music,” Reservoir A&R executive Faith Newman told GQ, discussing a track from the album.
Son Little’s debut LP, due out via ANTI-, promises more of the same — you can currently stream the 12-track album in full via NPR’s First Listen. Per NPR’s Jim Allen, the record is “nu-soul, not neo-soul, and the distinction is drastic. Little doesn’t strive to reproduce his influences; he recombines them into something new.” Son Little’s Atlantan fans are likely in for quite a night — the artist will have a brand new album to draw from for his performance.
Tickets to the show are free for SCAD card holders and $10 for the public. Parking is available in the parking deck next to SCADShow on Juniper Street for $7 — parking tickets will be validated before and after the show. Check out the SCADShow event page for more details.