Little Dragon Unveil Video for “Strobe Light”

by the partae


Season High radiates positivity and is guaranteed to get you dancing…” – NPR

Season High is not a jarring, transitional album. This group has never felt compelled to induce whiplash; in fact, their willingness to lay back and luxuriate presaged a wave of reflective, unhurried pop that remains trendy today.” – Rolling Stone

“Like its predecessors, their fifth full-length Season High purposefully avoids marquee guests and wild stylistic leaps in favor of cautiously controlled, luxury mood music.” – Pitchfork

“Season High, Little Dragon’s latest triumph, is continued proof of how timeless this band can be.”

– Brooklyn Vegan

Grammy-nominated Gothenburg natives Little Dragon have revealed the stunning video for “Strobe Light” off their recently released album Season High. Shot in Johannesburg, the sun-kissed video follows beautiful cross-dressers across picturesque South African visuals, exploring the taboo the region still holds around the topic. Kristin-Lee Moolman masterminded the creation, alongside frequent collaborator and stylist IB Kamara. i-D premiered the video, calling it “a pastel-hued celebration of creating your own universe and expressing yourself to the full.” The band will kick off the second leg of their US tour this week. All dates are listed below.


Kristin-Lee Moolman & IB Kamara muse, “We wanted to make a film that celebrates two dancers from Johannesburg and that feeling of being young and creating your own universe within your environment and being able to express yourself in any shape or form.”

The setting was an easy choice, as South Africa is intricately woven into it the band’s DNA. Lead singer Yukimi explains, “Both Nabuma Rubberband and Season High have moments inspired by South African music. It all started with Erik, who is married to a South African, coming home from his visits with a hard drive full of mixes and tracks of South African house. We started listening to his favorite tracks on the road, the fatness and the groove combined with the electronics had us hooked. Having the ‘Strobe Light’ video made there felt like the perfect place. Somehow we feel like our music is truly understood there.”

Released in mid-April, new album Season High finds the band in fine form. It’s the band’s first release since their critically-acclaimed 2014 LP Nabuma Rubberband and carries on a tradition of marrying smouldering electronics and laid-back R&B melodies for which the band has come to be revered.

It’s been an incredible few months for the four-piece since the release of Season High. The album has won widespread acclaim from fans and critics alike, with the band playing knockout festival performances at the likes of Coachella, Glastonbury & Sonar and stopping by Later… With Jools Holland for a superb performance of single, “Sweet.”

Tour Dates

July 20 in Salt Lake City, UT at Twilight Concert Series

July 22 in Squaw Valley, CA @ Wanderlust Festival

July 23 in LA @ FYF Festival

July 26 in Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks^^

July 29 in Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang^^

July 30 in New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall

July 31 in Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^^

August 2 in Cleveland at House of Blues

August 3-6 in Chicago at Lollapalooza

August 7 in Boston at Royale

August 8 in DC at 9:30 Club

August 9 in DC at 9:30 Club

August 11-13 in San Francisco at Outside Lands

August 29 in New York City at Terminal 5

August 30 in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Steel

August 31 in New York City at Apollo Theater

September 2-3 in Philadelphia at Made In America Festival

** with Goldlink

^^ with Glass Animals






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