The Who: Sylvan Esso
The What: Do you remember the glow? It’s safe to say that Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso do and whether you felt it because of the music that you loved or the circle of friends that you belonged to, it can be an elusive thing to keep hold of.
The video for “The Glow” (from their current album, What Now) rings with those youthful truths that we all have had to contend with and, perhaps, still do. “Part of growing up is balancing the wonder and awe you have for the adult world mixed with a horrible feeling of emptiness.” said Elise Tyler who directed the video. “Music, friends, sex, rebellion – we look to each of these to fill that seemingly unending void. I wanted to explore that tender space that occupies so much of our youth, building upon the song’s lyrics, where friends are idolized, music saves you, and every night feels like the most exciting night of your life.”
There’s a delicate euphoria about “The Glow”; pristine in honoring our emotional highs, love, innocence and even the loss of it. A little bittersweet, yes, but some of the best songs often are.
The Where: Beginning in July, Sylvan Esso have some serious tour plans on the books so check out their tour dates on the official website, and keep up with them via their Facebook page and at @SylvanEsso on Twitter.