Yukimi Nagano speaks to Rolling Stone

“When you put some of Janet’s really slow stuff on you feel like you’re floating. That feeling really influenced me and maybe that’s why there are quite a lot of slow jams on the record. In the past we’ve been a bit self-conscious about making slow jams after ‘Twice.’ Then we wanted to make dance music which we did with Machine Dreams and then Ritual Union still had a dance vibe, but with this album it wasn’t about that. The intention was about whatever we felt strongly about. I think when we started, we had no vision whatsoever. We just wanted to make the ball start rolling and just brainstorm ideas and see what comes up and then make plans thereafter. I think a lot of visions came through. Our sound is wide – it’s not just one particular style – so we dove into different worlds. New worlds, new spaces we haven’t been to before. There definitely are elements of sonically romantic tracks. It feels like there are different moods and we’re exploring ourselves a bit.” Source.

Tracklisting for Little Dragon’s Nabuma Rubberband

Nabuma Rubberband tracklisting:

1. Mirror
2. Klapp Klapp
3. Pretty Girls
4. Underbart
5. Cat Rider
6. Paris
7. Lurad
8. Nabuma Rubberband
9. Only One
10.Killing Me
11. Pink Cloud
12. Let Go

Preorder the album on Itunes now in the UK & 9pmPT in the US and receive Klapp Klapp instantly-smarturl.it/LDNR_iTunes / Available in the USA on May 13th on Loma Vista Recordings / Available in the rest of the world on May 12th on Because Music / Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record in the World 13.02.14 / www.nabumarubberband.com

Little Dragon’s “Klapp Klapp” playing/played on BBC Radio 1 with Zane Lowe

Little Dragon’s “Klapp Klapp” has just now seen its world premiere on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show and is the night’s “Hottest Record”. It sounds amazing. Expect the band to release a stream very, very soon.

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Lots of positive feedback from listeners, too. “Lovely voice.” “Nice harmonising.” “Amazing.” “Awesome.” “[Klapp Klapp] is fire.”

Live update: Yukimi is on the wire for a live interview. Not much is said. Very short and sweet. Regarding the album, Nabuma Rubberband LP, Yukimi: “Some slow jams, some up beat tracks … it’s hopefully a journey.”

Full and complete lyrics to each Little Dragon song from the Nabuma Rubberband LP

Full, complete, and official. Learn them for the touring season.

1 – “Mirror
2 – “Klapp Klapp
3 – “Pretty Girls
4 – “Underbart
5 – “Cat Rider
6 – “Paris
7 – “Lurad
8 – “Nabuma Rubberband
9 – “Only One
10 – “Killing Me
11 – “Pink Cloud
12 – “Let Go

Video: ‘At Home with Little Dragon’ from Yours Truly

(Note: This video also features an extended preview of the track that played as part of the album preview feature.)

“When we met Little Dragon this summer, the band had just returned from some well deserved time away from making what would become their new album. In the old days, there wasn’t much time for time off. Today, only Yukimi lives in the studio they’ve lovingly transformed into their home away from home on the second floor of a quiet building near the center of town. “The guys” as Yukimi refers to the three-piece fraternity eternally at her side, have all since moved out, or in with their families. The band’s success has afforded them just a little space to themselves.”

“The space they still share is like a clubhouse. One they built when they first met back in high-school, and spent years adding little touches to. It feels like more like a museum than a work space with Håkan’s home-made walls, funky instruments, and half-done DIY projects daring to be completed all around. It’s here that we ate traditional Swedish breakfast and watched the band at work on their untitled first single, what is now “Klapp Klapp.””

Lyrics to Little Dragon’s “Klapp Klapp”

“Klapp Klapp”
Words written by Yukimi Nagano

Corridor lines with the river
Run watery eyes
I stand there waitin’ for my turn
Determined to rise
The spirits blow around like a hurricane whip
The girls who melt like my ice-cream drip

Somebody from his head said
You can turn off and feel better
When everything’s clear like cold weather
Go feel better, feel better
Somebody from my heart said
I could turn off and never wake up
And everything’s clear, my breath feels like steam fade
Feel better
Fallin’ apart, apart, apart, apart, apart

Finally they call my name
The ghost inside, come wake us to life
Makin’ my chair do flips
Yet givin’ into this will be saving me time
Fallin’ through the floor on my broken butterfly wing
Gimme me one more, the girl from the corridor sing, she sing
I hear you want it, don’t you?
I know you want it, don’t you? Don’t you?
I see you want it, don’t you?
I know you want it, don’t you? Don’t you?
Fallin’ apart, apart, apart, apart, apart
Fallin’ apart, apart, apart, apart, apart

Somebody from his head said
You can turn off and feel better
When everything’s clear like cold weather
Go feel better, feel better
Somebody from my heart said
I could turn off and never wake up
And everything’s clear, my breath feels like steam fade
Feel better
Fallin’ apart, apart, apart, apart, apart

Do you want it? Do you want it? Do you want it? Do you want it? Do you? Do you? (She says) Do you? Do you?

Do you want it? Do you want it? Do you want it? Do you want it? Do you? Do you? Do you? (She says)

Fallin’ apart, apart, apart, apart, apart
Fallin’ apart, apart, apart, apart, apart