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Released: 07.07.23

 

 

 

 

 

 

An album of highly produced, earnestly sophisticated indie dance grooves that jiggle in drum ‘n’ bass, nods briefly to techno, dips into disco and then hops to the pop. An appearance from JID on Stay also lends a distinct RnB vibe. Stand out tunes include Kenneth, and its funky bassline which has a positive ‘it will pass vibe’; the blissed out Glow, featuring previous high value collaborator Damon Albarn; and the album closer Easy Falling, which floats in an easy Ibizan pool.

It’s the Swedish band’s seventh album with designs firmly set on a pop universality that, though doesn’t have the gravitas of some electro dance acts cited as Little Dragon’s influences, it is nonetheless an accomplished slab of wax that sets for a satisfactory summer soundtrack.

 

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