Happy Friday peoples!
Today's song is by one of my most favorite groups at the moment, Little Dragon. I actually thought that their new album, Ritual Union, was being released today (don't know why??) which is why they've been on my mind. My plans this morning were to blast the new album all morning and pick my favorite song for today's post. Alas, the album doesn't get released until next week, so I've chosen the first single, Nightlight, from the new album. Nightlight is perfect for a little Friday shimmy-shake.
Before that...a little story about how I fell in love with LD... I literally stumbled upon Little Dragon when I first moved to Charlotte and was looking for a fun show. I found a longstanding hole-in-the-wall called The Milestone and caught a glimpse of the lovely Swedes on the website. Their group photo had a distinct look that made me think they might know a little something about electronic music. Turns out, Little Dragon combines my absolute favorite genres of music including R&B, electro-pop and synth-tastic sounds that are right up my alley.
The Mister and I went to the show last February not knowing what to expect. What we got was a super intimate show with Little Dragon (less than 100 people) that made for a newfound music crush and very happy feet. After our first encounter with the band, Little Dragon has been turning up everywhere. The lead singer, Yukimi Nagano, can be found adding vocals to tracks for bands like The Gorillaz and SBTRKT.
We got our second dose of Little Dragon in June when we attended The Roots Picnic in Philadelphia. They played a short set to a crowd that wasn't all too familiar with the band just yet. Not to worry, they have been steadily gaining popularity and I am starting to hear the name Little Dragon in wider circles, for good reason. They're the jam!