Today, Little Dragon announced the forthcoming release of their first ever EP, Lover Chanting. The new three-track EP is the band’s first with the iconic label Ninja Tune and finds the Scandinavian outfit taking its deepest dive into progressive, funk-inspired dance music. The EP’s title track, also released today, is a first listen into the band’s exploration into this new sound and we are loving what we’re hearing. Stream Lover Chanting below.
The band’s newest work sprouted from a desire to bring airy lightness to the world, with Little Dragon inviting listeners to “dance for peace and unity in this world of madness.” Lead singer Yukimi Nagano adds, “The force of love. Not only between two people but the force of love in this universe as the ultimate ecstasy. Whether that is while you’re dancing at a disco forgetting where you are or just staring at the moon on a clear night, it can be anything. A swim in the ocean, a glance at a stranger–it’s a personal individual thing. Call it what you want but we have all felt it. So, embrace the great mystery of everything that your brain can’t grasp and lose track in the most beautiful sense.”
In celebration of the new EP, Little Dragon will return for a run of performances in the U.S. this fall, including two nights at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere and Washington, DC’s Rock & Roll Hotel. See dates below.
LITTLE DRAGON TOUR DATES
Oct 12 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Oct 14 Boston, MA – TD Garden *with Gorillaz
Oct 15 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere *SOLD OUT
Oct 16 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere *SOLD OUT
Oct 17 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel *SOLD OUT
Oct 18 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel *SOLD OUT
Nov 02 London, UK – Printworks London
Nov 10 – 11 Los Angeles, CA – Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2018
Nov 10 – 11 Miami, FL – House of Creatives Music & Arts Festival 2018