Today sees Little Dragon reveal the video for their dance-tastic new single “Lover Chanting.” Directed by Jack Whiteley (Young Fathers, Spring King) and Joe Wills , the fantastically idiosyncratic visuals were shot at Allington Castle in Kent, England, and feature the band in a disco-themed RPG alongside a host of suitably off-the-wall cosplay characters.
The single is taken from their brand new 3-track EP of the same name, which was self-produced by the band in their Gothenburg studio. The Lover Chanting EP is set for release digitally on November 9th, with a special 12” black vinyl release scheduled for November 16th, both via Ninja Tune.
Wanting to play on the song’s strong disco roots, director Jack notes, “We felt there were some strong parallels to draw between the late-70s disco scene and the world of online role play gaming. Two worlds worshipped for freedom of expression, pure escapism and the ability to redesign yourself in any way you want. This is our attempt at creating a hybrid between those two worlds – a surreal online gaming environment and a heated 70s disco dance-off!”
Meanwhile, in typical abstract fashion, Little Dragon divulge the following from the shoot… “Just an ordinary day in Bodin’s castle! Big hugs to director team Jack and Joe and of course all the party people! It was the most splendid day that Kent had seen in years. Sun shining over the rose garden with avatars lined up ready to lose their minds. Come full moon the disco was on. No turning back this time. Unless you level up!”
The new video comes after the news of new material from the Gothenburg-based band.
Nov 02 London, UK – Printworks London
Nov 08 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
Nov 10 Los Angeles, CA – Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2018
Nov 11 Miami, FL – House of Creatives Music & Arts Festival 2018