Helen Austin and Paul Otten are both successful singer/songwriters in their own right, but it’s when they come together to create and perform as Big Little Lions that they create something truly magical. Reminiscent of radio darlings the Lumineers, Mumford & Sons and Of Monsters and Men, their forthcoming album, A Little Frayed, A Little Torn is nothing if not a treatise on joy.
That albums’ “They Know My Name” ably exemplifies Big Little Lions’ style, songs that, though often short in length, burst and swell in a flutter of breeze and cheer with memorable lyrics, shouting and hand clapping to go with hummable tunes that won’t soon escape your head. The song’s beautiful, tight harmonies showcase the cohesiveness of Austin and Otten’s voices, proving that, like the seeming contradiction of their band’s name, these songs that may appear small or silly at the offset burn a big, lasting imprint into the listener.
Give “They Know My Name” a listen below.