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Son Little Cross My Heart (Single)

Son Little - Cross My Heart (Single)
  • Release date: November 11, 2013
  • Label: Anti/Epitaph
  • Release version: Single
  • UPC/EAN Code: 45778725106
  • ©2013 Anti, Inc.
  • ℗2013 Anti, Inc.
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About Son Little's Cross My Heart (Single)

“Cross My Heart,” the debut track from new ANTI- signing Son Little, is a box of bonbons filled with barbed wire. Over a deceptively slinky groove – shades of 70’s Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware – the singer croons, phrases emerging from the swelter, “sex and candy,” “gonna get me some:” a lover’s plea. But the angular blues guitar lick over the top of the track is clue to a deeper, older invocation, as Son Little’s lyrics bear witness to two departed friends, and, inspired by Trayvon Martin, offer a meditation on the ease with which black lives are erased – even now, decades beyond the years when that smoky guitar line was invented. Son Little’s voice soars like a young Stevie Wonder’s as he testifies to his loss, and the “cross my heart” tag line reveals itself not as a lover’s plea, but a defiant prayer to remember the lost.

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