Swedish band Little Dragon announce a new album with a second single “Hold On”. Two years after Lover Chanting EP and 2019’s “Tongue Kissing”. The album is called “New Me, Same Us”, and is out on March 27th via Ninja Tune.
The album was entirely self-produced and recorded at the four-piece Swedish band’s home-built studio in Gothenburg. Little Dragon is a group of vocalist Yukimi Nagano, multi-instrumentalists Håkan Wirenstarnd and Fredrik Wallin on keyboards and bass respectively and Erik Bodin on drums and percussion. “New Me, Same Us” represents another chapter in the continuing evolution of Little Dragon, finding a new direction in their unique style of unhurried, off-kilter R’n’B, pop and electronics, they sound as rejuvenated and energized as ever. The record also finds them in a reflective mood, Yukimi’s distinctive vocals musing on transitions, longing, and saying goodbye. The artwork is produced by award-winning Swedish director, producer, screenwriter, and animator Johannes Nyholm.
“This album has been the most collaborative for us yet, which might sound weird considering we’ve been making music together for all these years, but we worked hard at being honest, finding the courage to let go of our egos and be pieces of something bigger. We are all on our own personal journeys, full of change, yet still we stand united with stories we believe in, that make us who we are” - band explained.
“Hold On” is the first excerpt and it is a message of letting go of your past lives and moving on. Watch it and listen below.
Little Dragon will kickoff their 2020 tour in Europe this March, and will tour the U.S. starting in April. They previously shared the single “Tongue Kissing” in October, and released their Love Chanting EP in 2018.
“New Me, Same Us” will arrive March 27th via Ninja Tune.
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