On Monday, indie-rock group Dirty Projectors posted a minute-long snippet of what sounded like new music to Twitter, along with the cryptic message “Do Not Wanna Live In A Li t t le Bub b l e.” Now they’ve shared the complete version of the song, titled “Little Bubble,” along with a music video for the cut.
Melancholy and elegiac, “Little Bubble” is a stark contrast to “Keep Your Name,” the obtuse song Dirty Projectors released last September that represented their first new material since 2012’s Swing Lo Magellan. And where the video for “Keep Your Name” was black-and-white and claustrophobic — it featured the band’s mastermind Dave Longstreth jamming and destroying musical equipment — the “Little Bubble” clip is sweepingly cinematic and full of color. But, like “Keep Your Name,” the only Projector shown is Longstreth.
Dirty Projectors have yet to announce whether “Keep Your Name” and “Little Bubble” are one-off releases or parts of a larger project. Since Swing Lo Magellan, Longstreth has worked extensively as a producer, including on Rihanna and Kanye West’s “FourFiveSeconds” and Solange’s A Seat at the Table. (Solange famously covered Dirty Projectors’ 2009 song “Stillness Is the Move.”)
Watch the video for “Little Bubble” below.