Little Dragon Announce New Three-Song EP and Share "Lover Chanting"

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Jasmine Albertson
photo by Morgen Schuler

Swedish electronic quartet Little Dragon have announced a new three-song EP titled Lover Chanting that’s due for release on November 9 via Ninja Tune. This will be the first time the synth-pop band has worked with Ninja Tune and based on the new single, shared today, they’ll be right at home. The EP’s title track is dance jam featuring vocals from both drummer Erik Boden and singer Yukimi Nagano.

“It started with [bassist] Fred [Källgren Wallin] searching for a wedding march inspired by a Swedish prog-funk folk keyboardist called Merit Hemmingson,” the band said in a statement about the song. “Erik got inspired by the track and started singing! After Erik wrote his vocal verses Yukimi got a bit worried about his lyrical abilities and stepped in to add her part on the song. [Keyboardist] Håkan [Wirenstrand] flew to Germany to record a beautifully tuned clavinet. Once the clavinet was recorded, Fred and Erik added their flavor with some drums and deep synth bass.”

Lover Chanting follows last year’s Season High. Listen to “Lover Chanting” and watch Little Dragon’s live performance for KEXP at The Little London Plane during Upstream Music Fest below.



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