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Sylvan Esso: 2020

Sylvan Esso performing for FUV Live

Sylvan Esso performing for FUV Live



Sylvan Esso are a wildly crafty and inventive musical duo made up of the golden-throated Amelia Meath and mad sonic scientist Nick Sanborn. They've created music that's long on hooks and not short of style since they got together seven years ago. Along with unleashing their new album — their third — Free Love, they recorded a handful of songs especially for FUV Live, including a couple of past faves.

In this conversation, Ms. Meath gives a sense of what she and Sanborn were going for in the new song cycle. She also speaks about the points of creative departure that led to the songs in the session, and answers questions about pan flutes, Bruce Springsteen and if there's ever a sound she hears in her head that Sanborn can't create. (Spoiler alert: nope!)

[Interview recorded: 8/4/20]