It's been a minute since we've heard from the Swedish group Little Dragon. Today the group pops up alongside hip-hop mainstays De La Soul for a lush collaboration. "Drawn" features the soft vocals of Yukimi Nagano and a rich string arrangement, before leading into more simple guitar plucking and piano keys side-by-side. Finally, just when you think the song is winding down, the raps come in.
Nagano shared a few words on the smooth collaboration, calling it quite accurately "a dreamy journey about not taking anything for granted in life. About love and being lost in something dangerously good."
She also revealed how Little Dragon connected with the OG group. "We met De La on the Gorillaz tour in 2011. I guess there is a mutual creative respect. We've kept in touch since then, naturally, collaborating was bound to happen," she says.
Born of a generation that don't generate patience
And travel too fast for you to clock me
Not always a good thing, you could lose the love of your life
Through a lifetime of love on tour
I didn't mean to be a whore, but my hormones had me like a fiend
Screaming what you got for me?
Two words, I'm mortal, but the fans slide em both together
And removed the apostrophe