Sylvan Esso Shares ‘Free’ Video
Sylvan Esso premiered a video for new single “Free.” The song is one of 10 tracks that appears on the duo consisting of vocalist Amelia Meath and multi-instrumentalist/producer Nick Sanborn‘s Free Love LP, which comes out this Friday via Loma Vista Recordings.
The pair worked on the follow-up to 2017’s What Now at their North Carolina studio, where they took a more collaborative approach than on past albums. “Free was written all in one go,” noted Meath of the LP’s final single. “One of those magical moments of songwriting that happens once every hundred songs. Nick knew it was the centerpiece of the record the minute I showed it to him. ‘We should call the record Free Love.’ It’s the center of the record – a song about being obscured by someone’s loving impression. A mirror on a mirror.”
Sylvan Esso will countdown to the release of the album with a multimedia event dubbed “Opening Night” that begins this Thursday, September 24 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Read a description of what to expect:
Part gallery opening, part late-night telethon, part record release party, Opening Night will include the world premiere of new song “Numb” with a choreographed dance by Emma Portner, who has worked with Justin Bieber, Blood Orange and Maggie Rogers. Sylvan Esso will perform exclusive live versions of Free Love songs “Rooftop Dancing,” “Free,” and “Ferris Wheel.” There will be DJ sets by Nick and Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards, artwork by Nathaniel Russell, a discussion with legendary NYC street photographer Cheryl Dunn (who directed their “Rooftop Dancing” video) and more.
Watch Sylvan Esso’s “Free” video below: