Little Dragon – “Paris”


The always-stylish Little Dragon deliver more intoxicating synth-pop goodness with “Paris”, which balances nonchalant synth pattering with French whispers and Yukimi Nagano’s sharp croon. Zane Lowe, who premiered the track, considers Little Dragon’s upcoming Nabuma Rubberband one of the most anticipated albums of the year, and it’s easy to see why with “Paris”. Little Dragon launched into more prominent spotlight after appearing in two standouts on Gorillaz’ Plastic Beach, and have shown throughout their career to be a consistent act that pushes the stylistic envelope while remaining accessible and downright contagious. Their previous three albums are all recommended, 2009’s Machine Dreams in particular.

“Paris” is off Little Dragon’s upcoming and fourth album Nabuma Rubberband, out May 13th via Loma Vista. The album was reportedly inspired by “Janet Jackson slow jams.” Below is another cut off the album, “Klapp Klapp”:

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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