Seattleite songsters ODESZA (pictured) link up with Sweden’s Little Dragon for a smooth baby-maker in Light, the latest addition to their smash album coming on the In Return (Deluxe Edition) package.
Light is a deeply layered slow-burner with gentle synth waves cradling the soothing voice of Little Dragon vocalist Yukimi Nagano and nestling akin to other tracks on ODESZA’s In Return album–something like the vocal hit All We Need however with the temperament of Kusangi, for instance.
Light has an interesting backstory. Little Dragon asked remixers extraordinaire ODESZA to Midas-touch their single Nabuma Rubberband, but the label sent stems from a different, unreleased tune. Busy people are busy and so-forth, but after co-headlining a show in Boston some months later, the two acts decided to go in on an original collaboration featuring ODESZA production built around the initial Little Dragon vocal stem, and Light was born.
Light will be included on ODESZA’s deluxe version of the In Return album, out Sept. 18 on Counter Records. View the tracklist below, and pre-order here. Catch them on their newly extended In Return world tour through the end of 2015 here.
IN RETURN (DELUXE EDITION) TRACKLIST:
1. Always This Late
2. Say My Name (feat. Zyra)
4. All We Need (feat. Shy Girls)
6. White Lies (feat. Jenni Potts)
8. Echoes (feat. Py)
9. It’s Only (feat. Zyra)
11. Memories That You Call (feat. Monsoonsiren)
12. Sun Models (feat. Madelyn Grant)
13. For Us (feat. Briana Marela)
1. Light (feat. Little Dragon)
2. IPlayYouListen (Live)
3. Bloom (Live)
4. Say My Name (feat. Zyra) (Live)
5. Always This Late (Instrumental)
6. Say My Name (Instrumental)
7. Bloom (Instrumental)
8. All We Need (Instrumental)
9. Sundara (Instrumental)
10. White Lies (Instrumental)
11. Kusanagi (Instrumental)
12. Echoes (Instrumental)
13. It’s Only (Instrumental)
14. Koto (Instrumental)
15. Memories That You Call (Instrumental)
16. Sun Models (Instrumental)
17. For Us (Instrumental)
18. Light (Instrumental)