Youth Is A Triangular Quest For Love, Drugs, & Music In Sylvan Esso’s “The Glow”

Photo: Sylvan Esso – The Glow (music video) YouTube

Capturing the incessant zeal and boldness of youth in their new video “The Glow,” Sylvan Esso reminds us of the sense of invincibility and romance that stretches ad infinitum in our early years of adulthood. It may be out of naïveté or desire to fill the existential void, but the frissons that travel through your skin when you’re high, in love, or at a concert is an addiction that never ends. In a ballooning melody that sends quick-burning thrills through your skin, “The Glow” radiates all the indulgences we delve into at its most aesthetic state:

“Part of growing up is balancing the wonder and awe you have for the adult world mixed with a horrible feeling of emptiness – a mood switch that can flipped anytime, anywhere. 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” shared the video director Elise Tyler”

The track is taken from Sylvan Esso’s second album, What Now, which was released back in April of this year and gained wide critical acclaim. As of now Sylvan Esso is on tour, so go see the duo live:

North America 2017 tour

8/4 – Thalia Hall (Chicago, IL, USA)

8/5 – Lollapalooza (Chicago, IL, USA)

8/6-7 – 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)

8/22-23 – Fox Theater (Oakland, CA, USA)

8/25 – Hollywood Palladium (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)

9/14-15 – 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)

7/13 – Fib (Benicassim, Spain)

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

7/15 – Latitude Festival (Southwold, UK)

7/16 – Citadel Festival (London, UK)

10/25 – Vega (Copenhagen, Denmark)

10/26 – Astra Kulturhaus (Berlin, Germany)

10/27 – Kulturkirche (Koln, Germany)

10/29 – Mojo (Hamburg, Germany)

10/30 – Paradiso (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

11/1 – Ampere (Munich, Germany)

11/2 – Les Docks (Lausanne, Switzerlaand)

11/3 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris (Paris, France)

11/4 – Trix (Antwerp, Belgium)

11/6 – O2 Institute 2 (Birmingham, UK)

11/7 – SWX (Bristol, UK)

11/8 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (London, UK)

11/10 – Arts Club (Liverpool, UK)

11/11 – Gorilla (Manchester, UK)

11/12 – Art School (Glasgow, UK)

11/13 – Brudenell Social Club (Leeds, UK)

11/14 – Tivoli Theater (Dublin, Ireland)