Little Dragon featured “Precious” at Melkweg

Melkweg, you were treated so finely for a night, weren’t you? Not only were you privy to the first performance of “Brush The Heat“, but “Precious”, too? Laced with beats and a fifty-fifty split between Nagano vocals and pulsating instrumental, this could make for a fantastic interlude to “Nightlight”. Just wish the audio was that bit better, but we can’t be spoiled too early. 59 days to go… the wait goes on.

Edit: This video provides excellent quality, but at a shorter time share.

(Thanks to the recorder and uploader of the video.) July 12, 2011, Ritual Union. Tell all friends.

Little Dragon expose us to “Brush The Heat”

We’ve not got a fifth teaser for the forthcoming third record, Ritual Union, this time in the shape of the third track on the record, “Brush The Heat”. This was performed Monday night at Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland. Forgive the quality and treat it only as a teaser. But it is a groovy teaser, am I right?

This album can not come soon enough.

Let’s decipher the lyrics to Little Dragon’s “Summertearz”, shall we?

When Yukimi speaks of this summer’s Ritual Union as having possibly a more tribal feel, then surely “Summertearz” is the one song we’ve heard so far that proves to be a storming example of the lead singer’s intention? Can’t wait to hear the studio version and all the intricacies it’ll bring.

Written by Yukimi Nagano

“Summertearz”

The coldest wind hit me so hard
I raise my fist
I slip apart
Oh oh
Nothing compares nothing at all
Just like my tears
I let them fall
Oh oh
It’s in my blood
This dizzy vein
It never cared of all my pain
Oh oh
So lead me on into your web
It’s just a ride that’s in my head
Oh oh

Kind of driven and kind of triggered on
I watch the woods trying to find those inner gods
Hold it back just to try to hold it in
Just like the devil that stayed ready to win
No competition still I’m acting on a race
Watching angels dancing in the slow of ways
Got to let it go
But I can’t
Got to let it go
But I
Oh oh

Little Dragon on Pitchfork TV performing “Summertearz”. Click this link for a better quality streaming video along with a performance of “Blinking Pigs” from the same showcase.

Little Dragon and lyrics: “Little Man”

And yet another attempted deciphering of a future Ritual Union song in the shape of the wonderful “Little Man”. If it’s wrong then we’ll blame someone else. The “stealthily” wording is the only bit I was adverse to posting here. I can’t figure out what else it could be. Yukimi, help me.

“I think it [“Little Man”] has a kind of comical side to it. The lyrics are about people being a little bit obsessed with the idea with being happy having everything financially and I think that’s just something we’re fed all the time. You know, having everything in that sense doesn’t necessarily make anything perfect,” – Yukimi.

“Whenever I play this song I find myself conscious about the different dances I do. It’s always different moves. Sometimes it’s in the knees. Sometimes it’s in the hips,” – Fredrik. And the boy can dance.

Written by Yukimi Nagano

“Little Man”

You grew high
Taller than the middle class
Boy cash run in your pockets
You skate high
Gold on your fingertips
They try to make people nervous of

Something missing in your smile
Something missing in your soul
Are you suffering the blues
Tell me why
Tell me when
Tell me why when yeah

Green dollar bills slip your hand Little Man
Anything you want come instantly
Boy when a plan slip your hand Little Man
Anything you want come instantly

Castle house
Cars and the latest blues
No doubt got you feeling empty
Man your banks packed to the edge
And still you’re sad

Something missing in your smile
Something missing in your soul
Are you suffering the blues
Tell me why
When
Why
When

Green dollar bills slip your hand Little Man
Anything you want come instantly
Boy when a plan slip your hand Little Man
Anything you want come instantly

[Edit: User pixel pusher helped replace the “stealthily” wording with the evidently correct “instantly” line. Thanks so much for that. These poor ageing ears of mine. And you’re my first comment, too! A high five is in order.

#2: User teresaaa7 has helped us along even further with the chorus, this time with the first and third lines. We’re near completion now, right? Thanks so much for the contributions!

#3: A third contribution? This is almost a mini-community. Jiver helped us improve upon one further line, this time: “Are you suffering the blues?” Not anymore. Thanks, Jiver.]

And…

“Little Man” – Little Dragon
Different Fur Studios
San Francisco, CA
February 4th, 2011
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