If you’re anything like me, Sylvan Esso’s eponymous debut album has seen more than a few plays on your Spotify account.
The duo’s inagural release reaches new heights not only in the respective musical careers of contributors Nick Sanborn and Amelia Meath, but in the world of pop music as a whole. Each of the ten songs is flooded with Nick Sanborn’s thick electronic bass and dizzying synth lines and Amelia Meath’s fraglie yet powerful vocals. Amelia, formerly of the folk trio Mountain Man, perfectly and effortly flaunts her songwriting over Sanborn’s impeccably tasteful electronic expertise over the course of the ten-song record.
The urge to get up and dance (which I obliged more than I care to admit) never subsides no matter how minimal or pensive the track. When Meath’s furtive harmonies begin to sound on the album’s closing song “Come Down,” I’m just not quite ready to, which is probably what I’ll be saying when they return to Granada this spring.