It seems no matter what he does, Son Little can’t stop dropping fire. With his new album aloha coming in late January, he’s been giving us plenty to look forward to. On his new single “mahalia” he apologizes at the beginning of a relationship instead of at the end, and the results are purely exceptional.
There’s a guitar here that opens things up with a tone that’s familiar but also unlike anything you’ve heard before. A tinny tone with wah pedal funk and a distorted growl, it segues into Little’s soulful voice with ease. The drums are on point and the stride flows exactly how you want it to, while the singer songwriter cuts through the BS to deliver a neo-soul experience that still has its feet dipped in the past.
“Mahalia” can be streamed on all streaming sites or purchased in all digital outlets. aloha is available for preorder directly from Anti Records ahead of its January 31 release. Son Little is on tour tonight in New Orleans, LA at Gasa Gasa until April 10 in Barcelona, Spain at La Nau Locales de Ensayo. His complete tour routing is located here.
Image Credits: Photo by Shervin Lainez.