Son Little Debuts "Go Blue, Blood Red"

Harpsichord synths and hip-hop beats get reimagined in Son Little'snewest single, an emotional modern blues tune dubbed "Go Blue, Blood Red". On it, Little digs into the hardship and cynicism that envelopes the American political system, and in a conversation with Okayplayer, described it as a high-stakes game gone wrong.

“I was just thinking about how people…we grow up here with this idea of what a free country is and what democracy means,” Little said. “But to watch–especially around this time–to watch election season which gets longer and longer. To the point that everything is election season you know everything is a campaign. You’re watching a ping pong match, you know like: Ping Pong Match With Equal Prize Money At The End.”

Little's new song, though, is nothing if not genuine and isn’t entirely ruled by its own rhetoric. Shakers and clavinets dart along the far edges of “Go Blue, Blood Red,” expanding its scope until it’s as if an entire metropolis is living, breathing, going, stopping, shouting, sobbing and dying on the tape. This is a song that represents the nation’s masses, sung at a time when its own elected representatives continue to flail and falter. “I think thats almost unquestionable,” Little said. “It’s like you're watching like a debate but the debate is sponsored by the same people. it doesn’t matter if they’re blue or red, democrats or republicans–the money comes from the same place. you’re kinda left like a non-participant in the same way, i feel that way anyway and it’s incredibly frustrating. and “Go Blue, Blood Red” is speaking to that.

“All of it is a farce, you know? It’s like a play and we’re just suckered in. It’s entertainment.”

Whether you vote, protest, volunteer or abstain, the frustrations that prop up “Go Blue, Blood Red” will certainly resonate. Son Little’s debut LP will be released on October 16th via Anti- Records and you can pre-order it in both vinyl and digital formats here. Listen to "Go Blue, Blood Red

Son Little On Tour
 Oct 08    San Jose Hotel                                        Austin, TX
Oct 09    Austin City Limits                                      Austin, TX
Oct 10    Lambert's w. Lanze Pierce                       Austin, TX
Oct 13    Rockwood Music Hall                               NYC
Oct 17    Savanah College of Art & Design             Atlanta, GA
Oct 18    Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest              New Orleans, LA
Oct 31    The Drake                                                 Toronto, Canada
Nov 02    Schubas                                                   Chicago,IL
Nov 03    7th St. Entry                                             Minneapolis,MN
Nov 04    The Village Theater                                  Davenport, IA
Nov 05    Zanzabar                                                  Louisville,KY
Nov 06    The Bishop                                               Bloomington, IN
Nov 07    The High Watt                                          Nashville,TN
Nov 09    DC9                                                          Washington,DC
Nov 11    Middle East - Upstairs                              Cambridge,MA
Nov 12    Baby's All Right                                        Brooklyn, NY
Nov 13    Johnny Brenda's                                      Philadelphia,PA
Nov 29    The Wiltern w/ Foals                                Los Angeles,CA

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