Indie Folk Gem for Fans of Cat Stevens. - Sonny Winnebago: Little Sun
An infectious, folk-inspired track that combines a wistful sense of nostalgia with strong pop melodies and a deliberative intimacy.
Sonny Winnebago is the moniker of Welsh-Australian troubadour and musician Harvey Jones, who spent the entirety of 2019 living out of his battered suitcase and beloved camper van, all whilst feeding other people's cats and dogs. He was born with hypermobility syndrome which allows him a heightened flexibility, that in turn creates a very dynamic and unusual performance style.
Winnebago's infectious, folk-inspired music combines a wistful sense of nostalgia with strong pop melodies and a deliberative intimacy. "Little Sun" presents a moment of introspection and catharsis, wrapped in layers of rich metaphor - as we contend with questions of self-determination, economic hardship, and spiritual destiny, we quickly find that we are not alone in the search for meaning. Sonny Winnebago brings us along on his journey of finding inspiration from behind the espresso machine at a coffeeshop in London, as he disarms his own sense of powerlessness with a lighthearted feeling that the best is yet to come.
Sonny says: "Writing Little Sun really helped to take the pressure off finding my way in life. I allowed myself to express those thoughts and feelings, and felt better because of it." With a roots-flavored mix of acoustic guitar, woodwinds, and creative lyricism, "Little Sun" might remind you a bit of Cat Stevens, as this heart-forward indie pop gem delivers a much-needed sense of perspective and positivity in these turbulent times.
Now I live in the city
And walls are all around me
Maybe I should just live in the sea
At least I would be floating
'cause all I really know is
There is not a reason why I'm here
I guess I'll search for a career
Though little sun comes through my life
I believe that if I stand and fight
It will lead me to a brighter day
Though little fight is in my bones
We should never have to stand alone
Some people care and some people don't
This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist.
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