Ritual Union

Album: Ritual Union (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Little Dragon are a Swedish electronic band, who formed in Gothenburg in 1996. They comprise school friends Swedish-Japanese singer Yukimi Nagano, bass player Fredrik Källgren Wallin, drummer Erik Bodin plus keyboardist Rashik Aryal who was drafted in a little later. The quartet came to many peoples attention after featuring on two tracks from Gorillaz's 2010 album Plastic Beach - "Empire Ants" and "To Binge." Little Dragon were also the supporting act in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong for Gorillaz on their Escape to Plastic Beach World Tour.
  • The title track from their third album sees Nagano meditating on the pitfalls of marriage. "It's just a realistic look at love," she asserted to The Sun: "I think I'm romantic but I'm pragmatic as well. You get force-fed everywhere that marriage will last until old age, when in reality that is rare. I think some people can do that I'm not saying people shouldn't get married, but I think there are many sides to that coin."

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