Son Little

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Son Little
Son Little with his eyes closed and playing a guitar
Background information
Birth nameAaron Livingston
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
GenresRhythm & blues, blues, soul
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, producer
Years active2004–present
LabelsAnti- Records
Associated actsIcebird (with RJD2)
WebsiteSon Little on Facebook

Aaron Earl Livingston,[1] also known by his stage name Son Little, is an American rhythm & blues[2] musician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[3]

Livingston is a son of a preacher.[4]


On November 10, 2014, Livingston released his debut EP as Son Little titled Things I Forgot via Anti- Records.[5][6][7]

On October 16, 2015, Livingston released his first studio album, Son Little, with Anti- Records.[8][9][10][11]

Son Little has collaborated with The Roots, RJD2, and Mavis Staples, whom he spoke highly of. In an interview with Sound of Boston he named Mavis Staples as one of his favorite singers; "She's one of my favorite people, let alone favorite singer."[12][13]

On June 6, 2017, he released "Blue Magic (Waikiki)" as the first single off his next full-length studio album, New Magic, which he announced would be released on September 15, 2017, via Anti- Records.[14] On August 1, 2017, he released "Demon To The Dark" as the second single off of New Magic.[15]


In an interview with Sound of Boston, Livingston cited Paul McCartney's Ram, Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, Grizzly Bear's Shields and Little Dragon's Ritual Union as inspirations for his debut album.[13]


Studio albums
  • The Abandoned Lullaby (2011) (with RJD2, as Icebird)
  • Son Little (2015)
  • New Magic (2017)
  • Things I Forgot (2014)
Guest appearances


  1. ^ "William Patrick Corgan; Joey Purp; Lucy Fry; Son Little". Last Call with Carson Daly (Television program). 2017-12-21. 24 minutes in. I'm Aaron Earl Livingston, better known as Son Little.
  2. ^ Pareles, Jon. "CMJ 2014: Son Little and Sons of an Illustrious Father Offer Roots Variations". ArtsBeat (The New York Times). Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Philly Scene Blog (emerging artists only)". The Deli Magazine. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  4. ^ Allen, Jim. "Review: Son Little, 'Son Little'". NPR. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Stream Son Little's 'Things I Forgot' EP". Okay Player. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  6. ^ "SON LITTLE TO RELEASE NEW EP "THINGS I FORGOT"". Blues Magazine. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Son Little - Things I Forgot EP". Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  8. ^ Tanners, Jon. "PREMIERE: SON LITTLE – "LAY DOWN"". Pigeons and Planes. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Son Little Details Self-Titled Debut LP". Street Music Charts. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  10. ^ Adams, Gregory. "Son Little Details Self-Titled Debut LP". Exclaim. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Son Little - Son Little". Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  12. ^ Scott, Damien. "Meet Son Little, the Former Roots and RJD2 Collaborator Who Is Setting Out on His Own". Complex Magazine. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  13. ^ a b Bedian, Knar. "Futurist Talking Drum Machine: Interview with Son Little". Sound of Boston. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Son Little announces new album New Magic, streams lead single". The Key. 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  15. ^ "Son Little Summons A Gospel Singer's Spirit In 'Demon To The Dark'". Retrieved 2017-08-25.

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