Big Little Lions
Folk-pop duo Big Little Lions consists of Canadian Helen Austin (Royston, BC) and American Paul Otten (Springboro, Ohio). Their collaborations have earned them a JUNO Award and a John Lennon songwriting prize, and their songs have been featured in numerous commercials, films, and TV shows. Their music is jam-packed with emotion and tight harmonies, the sound of two people working happily side-by-side.
Living thousands of kilometres apart, they were used to working remotely — but they had always enjoyed coming together to tour for live shows. With those shows cancelled during the pandemic, the duo pledged to release a single a month, not just to keep themselves sane, but also connected.
Collectively those songs have amassed 400,000 Spotify streams, a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, an official showcase at Folk Alliance International 2022, and a new record deal with Fallen Tree Records. On new album Happy Accident, thirteen of those singles – songs of separation, songs of friendship and songs of love – are collected together to create one captivating album; “I Know I Know” is the only song that wasn’t previously released.