Sylvan Esso Steals A Cop’s Car In Their New Video “Die Young”

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Photo: Sylvan Esso - Die Young [OFFICIAL] YouTube

Photo: Sylvan Esso – Die Young [OFFICIAL] YouTube

“I was gonna die yooooung” chants Sylvan Esso’s singer, Amelia Meath, as her words stretch into a fizzling suspension in their song “Die Young.” It is a serenely, invigorating track where the compositional arrangements of synths possesses a level of cleanliness that allows space for exhilarating and chillaxing sonic climaxes. The video shows Sylvan Esso’s producer, Nick Sanborn, playing the role of a cop who seems to be harassing some lanky pale teen. While he’s busy yelling, we see Amelia hop into his police car and hit the road. Hit play:

“Die Young” is the third single that the duo have released from their upcoming album, What Now, which will be out on April 28. The indietronic pop duo from North Carolina has been songsmithing together since 2013 and their self-titled debut album rocketed them to the Billboard charts and international tour in 2014. Since then, they have released more singles and played at various festivals across the world (think Firefly, Lollapalooza, Wayhome, etc.). Catch them on tour:

North America 2017 tour

3/13 – The Mohawk (SXSW) (Austin, TX, USA)

3/15 – The Scoot Inn (SXSW) (Austin, TX, USA)

3/15 – Stubb’s (SXSW) (Austin, TX, USA)

5/13 – Shaky Knees Festival (Atlanta, GA, USA)

5/14 – The Fillmore (Charlotte, NC, USA)

5/18 – Brooklyn Steel (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

5/20 – Union Transfer (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

5/23 – Phoenix Concert Theatre (Toronto, ON, Canada)

5/25 – Higher Ground Ballroom (Burlington, VT, USA)

5/26-28 – Boston Calling Music Festival (Boston, MA, USA)

5/27 – 9:30 Club (Washington, DC, USA)

6/13-14 – Majestic Theatre (Madison, WI, USA)

6/16-17 – Eaux Claires (Eau Claire, WI, USA)

8/7 – First Avenue (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

8/8 – Sokol Auditorium (Omaha, NE, USA)

8/10 – Ogden Theatre (Denver, CO, USA)

8/11 – Mishawaka Amphitheatre (Bellevue, CO, USA)

8/12 – The Depot (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

8/15 – Commodore (Vancouver, BC, USA)

8/16-17 – Crystal Ballroom (Portland, OR, USA)

8/18-19 – Neptune (Seattle, WA, USA)

8/22 – Fox Theater (Oakland, CA, USA)

8/25 – The Wiltern (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

8/26 – The Observatory North Park (San Diego, CA, USA)

8/27 – Crescent Outdoors (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

8/29 – Granada Theater (Dallas, TX, USA)

8/30 – Stubb’s (Austin, TX, USA)

8/31 – White Oak Music Hall (Houston, TX, USA)

9/1 – Civic Theater (New Orleans, LA, USA)

9/15 – Jefferson Theatre (Charlottesville, VA, USA)

9/16 – Stage AE (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

9/17 – The Crofoot Ballroom (Detroit, MI, USA)

9/19 – Express Live! (Columbus, OH, USA)

9/20 – House of Blues (Cleveland, OH, USA)

9/21 – Bogart’s (Cincinnati, OH, USA)

9/22 – Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN, USA)

9/23 – Old National Centre (Indianapolis, IN, USA)

9/25 – The Blue Note (Columbia, MO, USA)

9/26 – CrossroadsKC (Kansas City, MO, USA)

9/28 – Mercury Ballroom (Louisville, KY, USA)

9/29 – Arena (Asheville, NC, USA)

9/30 – Shakori Hills (Pittsboro, NC, USA)

Europe 2017 tour

5/2 – SchwuZ (Berlin, Germany)

5/3 – Bitterzoet (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

5/4 – The Village Underground (London, UK)

5/5 – Point Ephemere (Paris, France)

7/14-16 – Melt! Festival (Gräfenhainichen, Germany)