You wouldn’t expect an electro pop duo whose breakthrough single titled “Hey Mami” would have a penchant for ethereal, glittering layers of urgent catharsis, but Sylvan Esso has the paradox down to a science.
Their sophomore record What Now, a cohesive and grounded collection, dropped earlier this year. It includes the upbeat and pleasantly dismal single “Die Young,” a song that encapsulates their beautifully danceable crisis with a crisp pop roundness. Challenging the confines of electro pop (synth here, emotional disconnect there.) Sylvan Esso may just be getting started but they’re winning the race.
Sylvan Esso perform on Sunday, Sept. 17 at the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 7 p.m., tickets are available via StubHub. For more info call 248-858-9333 or go to thecrofoot.com.