12 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Since this folk-pop duo's two members reside far from each other—Helen Austin lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia; Paul Otten is in the Ohio Valley—they crafted this 12-song album via the Internet. Each worked in their home studio and shared tracks, harmonizing together as if sitting next to one another. Compared to Mumford & Sons, Of Monsters and Men, and Lumineers, Big Little Lions are notable for their catchy songwriting that rarely dwells in the somber range of many 21st-century musicians. “This Road with You,” “Fire Me Up,” and “Every Time” provide variety while sticking to acoustic instruments, with effective punctuations of harmonica among the strings.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Since this folk-pop duo's two members reside far from each other—Helen Austin lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia; Paul Otten is in the Ohio Valley—they crafted this 12-song album via the Internet. Each worked in their home studio and shared tracks, harmonizing together as if sitting next to one another. Compared to Mumford & Sons, Of Monsters and Men, and Lumineers, Big Little Lions are notable for their catchy songwriting that rarely dwells in the somber range of many 21st-century musicians. “This Road with You,” “Fire Me Up,” and “Every Time” provide variety while sticking to acoustic instruments, with effective punctuations of harmonica among the strings.

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