Sylvan Esso: “Part of the job is knowing where to put your brain on any given day”

Four albums in, Sylvan Esso are just getting started. Tyler Kelly meets the band's Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn to hear why new album, 'No Rules Sandy' marks the start of an exciting and experimental new era for the pair.


“How can I be moved when everything is moving,” ponders vocalist Amelia Meath in the opening moments of Sylvan Esso’s fourth studio album ‘No Rules Sandy’. It might seem like a passing thought, but it’s actually a question at the core of the album’s creation. The electric pop duo – completed by Meath’s bandmate and husband Nick Sanborn – reveal to The Forty-Five that after living through two years of rethinking their reality due to the pandemic, they’re in the process of “learning how to let yourself let go of something that isn’t helping you”. As a result, they’ve created their most frenetic body of work to date and now feel as though they’re at the “jump-off point” to the rest of their career.

Watch our interview with Sylvan Esso, below.

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