Little Dragon is a prime example of how not only looks can be deceiving, but geographical origins can be as well. Hailing from Sweden (like fellow compatriot Kissey Asplund), it is likely due to the physical distance from the melisma-laden computer-altered pop & blues that passes for "good" these days that this band is able bring a rarefied soul not typically heard from the land within our shores.
Friends from high school, Little Dragon all have backgrounds in jazz, reggae, synth-pop, bossa nova and R&B music, but it is the voice of Yukimi Nagano whose undefinable sound serves to bind it all together. The best way to describe their sound would be to put Sade and Bjork in a blender, mix it up and send it 50 years into the future. It is likely their uncategorized sound that has prevented more from knowing about them since their album did drop last year. But now that you know about Little Dragon, please be sure to share. Be sure to check them in action below.