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press release:Acclaimed duo Sylvan Esso have announced their long awaited new album today: What Now will be released on April 28 via Loma Vista Recordings. An album that feels urgent and relevant to this particular time in history, What Now asks where we go as a culture when standing at what feels like a precipice.
Anticipation has been building for the followup to their 2014 eponymous debut album, with the band releasing two tracks from the new album, "Radio" and "Kick Jump Twist", as a 12" vinyl and digital single. "Radio" hit #1 on Hype Machine, and has become a streaming powerhouse, amassing 8+ Million streams while rocketing to #1 on Spotify's Viral 50 charts (US and Global) and the band performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The band has shared another track off the record, titled "Die Young."
"Die Young" by Sylvan Esso
Sylvan Esso's sophomore album, What Now, is the sound of a band truly fulfilling the potential and promise of their debut. Everything has evolved - the production is bolder, the vocals are more intense, the melodies are more irresistible, and the songs shine that much brighter. However, it is also a record that was made in 2016 - which means it is inherently grappling with the chaos of a country coming undone, the voices of two people nestled in studios around the country who were bemused by what they looked out and saw. It's an album that is both political and personal, and blurs the line between the two - What Now describes the inevitable low that comes after every high, fulfillment tempered by the knowledge that there is no clearly defined conclusion.