The first 10 seconds we listen to the new Phoenix song we realize how much we’ve missed them. 4 years ago they were releasing “Wolfgang Amadeus“, the album with the obsessive “Lizstomania” which gave them a more mainstream audience.
A good portion of the universe should know about Little Dragon by now; they are far from little. The city of Gothenburg in Sweden [well, Sweden in general] seems to be the mother that births all catchy loveable music. The Knife, Jose Gonzalez, and Jens Lekman to name a few others. The lead singer of Little Dragon, Yukimi, has a jazz vocal background which is evident in her highly addictive soulful voice; the perfect main ingredient for such a musical meal. There are girls that sound black but are actually white, but this femme sounds black but is actually Japanese! Listen to one single song one single time and you’re hooked, no matter the mood you’re currently in or attempting to channel in the near future. This particular song speaks of the obstacle course we call life that stresses us then rests us, tests us and depresses us. Emotions darken and lighten as minds get lost over and over again just to find another way back with an entirely different view. Test is actually from their 2007 self titled [and first] album but don’t think they broke up and went solo llike all the rest; they released a new album recently by the name of Machine Dreams.
A gazillion amazing artists collab’d on this piece to make your brain cower in the infinite display of creativity it will shoot out in pixels. They want you to buy the video here, but you can watch all you want for free here (in the true spirit of anti-capitalism) or you can toss these hard-working artists a bone (or 99¢) and pay for the track here.