LISTEN: Son Little, “Lay Down”

Aaron Livingston, a.k.a. Son Little, refers to himself as the “son of a preacher man.” His timeless and bluesy inspiration is evident in his new self-titled debut album. Although he draws on old-fashioned influences of the past, Son Little effortlessly turns his songs into a modern, unique style. In a recent NPR interview, Little refers to his music as nu-soul, not neo-soul, emphasizing that there’s a disctinction between the two.

Livingston’s soulful vocals give “Lay Down” a soulful and intimate setting. Coupled with a bluesy electric guitar, this song sounds like a slow dance from decades past.