Sylvan Esso Debut Dark, Danceable New Song, “PARAD(w/m)E”

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Sylvan Esso Debut Dark, Danceable New Song, “PARAD(w/m)E”

Grammy-nominated electro duo Sylvan Esso live-debuted a new tune on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, performing “PARAD(w/m)E” (just pronounced “parade”) and following up with a lyric video for the track on Friday.

Amber Coffman (formerly of Dirty Projectors) and Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner contributed backing vocals (and claps) for Sylvan Esso’s Kimmel performance. “P-a-r-a-d with me,” Amelia Meath commands over a characteristically bouncy Nick Sanborn beat. Take a closer listen, however, and “PARAD(w/m)E” reveals itself to be as dark as it is danceable.

Sylvan Esso’s strong sophomore album What Now earned the duo a Grammy nod for best dance/electronic album, and rightfully so. Kayleigh Hughes hailed What Now’s “fuller, darker, and more chaotic sound” in her review of the record for Paste.

Watch Sylvan Esso’s “PARAD(w/m)E” lyric video below. The duo has an extensive 2018 tour slate—find that here.

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