Sylvan Esso is stopping at The Fillmore on May 12th in New Orleans! Grab your tickets here.
At the heart of sylvan esso is a really fun argument. That’s what lead singer Amelia Meath says of the electronic pop band she co-creates with her now-husband, Nick Sanborn. The pair are currently touring to support their latest album Free Love. You can catch Sylvan Esso in New Orleans at The Fillmore on May 12th.
The argument in question is less of a marital spat and more of an inventive collision of creative ideas. “Nick wants things to sound unsettling, but I want you to take your shirt off and dance. We’re trying to make pop songs that aren’t on the radio because they’re too weird,” says Meath.
Free Love is the instantly endearing third studio album from Sylvan Esso. It morphs from shimmering pop on tracks like “Ferris Wheel” and “Numb” to delicate ballads like “Free.”
The North Carolina natives have already snagged a Grammy nomination for their sophomore album, What Now. Similarly, pop triumphs like the hit tracks “Coffee” and “Die Young” have upwards of 60 million streams on Spotify alone. Despite all the success, the pervading theme of their newest album is this: finding confidence.
Free Love asks major questions about self-image, self-righteousness, friendship, romance, and environmental calamity with enough warmth, playfulness, and magnetism to make you consider an alternate reality. Between Meath’s delicate vocals and Sanborn’s slyly sophisticated production, it’s a reality worth exploring.
For their current tour, they’re joined by special guest Palehound. Palehound is the project of Boston-based singer/songwriter Ellen Kempner. Her sound is rooted in ’90s D.I.Y. indie rock. Evolving from lo-fi bedroom rock now into a touring trio, Kempner snagged a spot on the Polyvinyl Label alongside shoegaze superstars like Alvvays and Japanese Breakfast.
Don’t miss Palehound and Sylvan Esso in New Orleans on Thursday, May 12th at The Fillmore. Tickets are on sale now.
Doors: 7:00 PM | THE FILLMORE – New Orleans | Thursday, May 12, 2022
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