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Little Things Singer-songwriter Lightman's debut, which veers from hip-hop to folk rock and Top 40 pop -- and borrows bits from several stars (Alicia Keys, Pink) --...Little Things Singer-songwriter Lightman's debut, which veers from hip-hop to folk rock and Top 40 pop -- and borrows bits from several stars (Alicia Keys, Pink) --...2004-04-02
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Little Things

Lead Performer: Toby Lightman; Producer (group): Lava; Status: In Season

Singer-songwriter Lightman’s debut, which veers from hip-hop to folk rock and Top 40 pop – and borrows bits from several stars (Alicia Keys, Pink) – suggests bigger things to come. The first single, ”Devils and Angels,” is weighed down by banal lyrics (angels watching over, devils a-knocking), but the title track finds uplift via an overdubbed a cappella vocal intro, with Lightman’s soulful pleas wrapping around hip-hop rhythms to moving effect.

Originally posted April 2 2004 — 12:00 AM EST

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