Tag: Jump Kick Start

New Video: Sylvan Esso’s Visuals for “Kick Jump Twist” Expresses the Uncertainty of Our Current Moment

Towards the end of last year, the duo released the “Radio”/”Jump Kick Start” single — and if you had been frequenting this site around that time, you’d know that “Radio” had quickly become a staple of their live sets and a fan favorite, while being a brash, refinement of their sound as Heath’s vocals take on a self-assured sultriness paired with Sanborn’s propulsive, dance floor-friendly production featuring cascading layers of synths, wobbling low end and stuttering drum programming. “Jump Kick Start” the B side of the “Radio”/”Jump Kick Start” continues on a similar vein as the preceding single as Heath’s self-assured coos are paired with a stuttering and shuffling production featuring electronic bleeps and bloops, twinkling synths and analog crackling in what may be one of their most radio and dance floor-ready songs they’ve released to date.

Directed by Mimi Cave, the recently released music video follows a lithe and impressionist dancer, Gary Reagan, whose movements reflect a chaotic, uncertain energy. Interestingly, as the direct explains in press notes “We shot the video two days after the election, and we were all very much having our own processes with what had happened. Everything was so fresh that the crew’s moods were generally a mix of deer-in-headlights, sadness and anger. At the same time, we couldn’t help but feel a visceral excitement and connection to seeing Gary dance his heart out all day. It was like he was channeling all our chaotic energy into every take.”

New Audio: JOVM Mainstay Sylvan Esso Return with Another Radio Friendly Song

Continuing the ongoing focus on this site’s mainstay artists, if you had been frequenting this site over the past couple years, you would have come across several posts on electro pop duo Sylvan Esso. Comprised of Mountain Man‘s Amelia Heath (vocals, synths) and Megafaun’s Nick Sanborn (synths, programming, production) electro pop duo Sylvan Esso dominated the blogosphere two years ago for a sound that paired Heath’s coquettish vocals with a slick and somewhat sparse production featuring propulsive and undulating grooves, shimmering synths and big, tweeter and woofer beats.

Earlier this year, I wrote about “Radio,” the A side of their recently released “Radio”/”Jump Kick Start.” Interestingly, “Radio” quickly became both a staple of their live sets and a fan favorite — all while being a brash, refinement of their sound with Heath singing with a self-assured sultriness paired with a propulsive, dance floor-friendly production featuring cascading synths, wobbling low end and stuttering drum programming. “Jump Kick Start” the B side of the “Radio”/”Jump Kick Start” continues on a similar vein as the preceding single as Heath’s self-assured coos are paired with a stuttering and shuffling production featuring electronic bleeps and bloops, twinkling synths and analog crackling in what may be one of their most radio and dance floor-ready songs they’ve released to date.