New FUV Faves: Week of August 8

Son Little (photo by Cynthia Perez, PR)
by WFUV Staff | 08/09/2022 | 6:01am

Son Little (photo by Cynthia Perez, PR)

A quick snapshot of some of the new releases you'll be hearing on WFUV this week:

Son Little "6 AM"
Longtime FUV friend Son Little, real name Aaron Livingston, returns with a new album, Like Neptune, on September 9. He has already released several singles from it, most recently "6 AM," which is prime time for the Philly-born musician. “Dawn is my favorite Octavia Butler book," says Livingston in a statement. "It’s also my favorite time of the day—the time I have my clearest, most exciting ideas and also the time when I sometimes spiral into emotional/mental chaos. Wrote a song about it.” 

FUV first met Son Little back in 2014 when he played a CMJ showcase for us, and Russ Borris later caught up with him for a 2015 session.  Son Little plays Brooklyn's Elsewhere on December 16.

The Killers, "boy"
The Killers debuted "boy," which Brandon Flowers wrote for his sons, at Madrid's Mad Cool Festival in Madrid last month. In his lyrics, laid over a pulsating beat, Flowers finds parallels between his younger self and his children, singing "Just give yourself some time/Head down/Wrong fit/Big deal/That's just growin' up."  Says Flowers: "This was the first song written after we had to cancel the 'Imploding the Mirage' tour due to the pandemic. I had recently moved back to Utah and started to make trips to Nephi, where I grew up. I found that the place I had wanted to get away from so desperately at 16 was now a place that I couldn’t stop returning to. I have a son approaching the age I was at that time in my life. With 'boy,' I want to reach out and tell myself — and my sons — to not overthink it."

The song gradually ascends to arena-sized grandeur — which makes sense since the band launches a North American arena tour on August 19 in Vancouver, winding their way to New York's Madison Square Garden on September 30 and October 1 with special guest Johnny Marr.

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