Watch Little Dragon, Faith Evans And Raphael Saadiq Make R&B Magic In 'Peace Of Mind' Music Video
The video finds Little Dragon, Faith Evans, and Raphael Saadiq recording “Peace of Mind” at Saadiq’s recording studio in Los Angeles.
The four-minute goes back and forth between scenes of members of Little Dragon recording their parts, and Faith Evans laying down her lyrics during the song’s chorus, all while Raphael Saadiq listens to everything from his mixing board.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Little Dragon vocalist Yukimi Nagano talked about the track and how the band did not know what to do with it, sending it on to Saadiq who returned with something that the band “really resonated with.” From there, Nagano wanted Evans to feature on the track but was unsure that the R&B singer would be interested in being a part of it. However, Evans’ children convinced her to be on the song, with Nagano recounting: “Apparently her kids knew who we were, and they were like, ‘No, no. You should do it.'”
“It was kind of like a dream come true,” Nagano said. “I still can’t really get that it happened, and when I listen to the song I feel really honored to be on the same track as her.”
“Peace of Mind” comes from Little Dragon’s fifth studio album Season High, which was released earlier this year. The King and I, the posthumous collaboration between Evans and Biggie, also dropped earlier this year. The 25-track release featured unreleased verses from Biggie, as well as appearances from Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss, Just Blaze, DJ Premier.