In the noble tradition of genre-defying acts like Arcade Fire and DeVotchKa, Little Suns is a melting pot of European and American folk traditions, sounding a little like everything and nothing you’ve heard before. On their debut LP Normal Human Feelings, the band culls the unique influences of each band member into a cohesive whole, an epic, orchestral pop experiment that never loses touch with Little Suns’ innate, folk-pop leanings.
Little Suns consists of John Aaron Cockburn, Robin Meyer-MacLeod, Daniel Grewal, Matt Smith and Liam Smith, all of whom help to inform Normal Human Feelings. Through extensive travels, the band has captured elements of Eastern European folk and reflected it back through their own love of Western pop.
Bandmates John Aaron Cockburn and Robin Meyer -MacLeod ventured off to Romania and Hungary, and this musical pilgrimage gave Normal Human Feelingsits authentic vibe and flavor. “Being immersed in the culture I was trying to emulate at the time, it gave more realism and authenticity (to the sound) of what I was trying to create. In general, travel helped expand my worldview,” says John Aaron Cockburn on his musical journey and creative rebirth.
Produced by Leon Taheny (Owen Pallet, Wooden Sky, Bruce Peninsula,) Normal Human Feelings also features additional musicians and arrangements, including Raphael Weinroth-Browne (Strings & Cello), Tamar Ilana (Vocals), Evan Runge (Violin) and Ross Davison (saxophone, uilleann pipes). The resulting experience ofNormal Human Feelings is a global journey through folk and pop, where tradition and innovation meet to create an entirely new sound.