Sylvan Esso share cathartic new video for “Kick Jump Twist” — watch

Filmed just days after Donald Trump won the election and destroyed America

    Recently, Sylvan Esso performed “Radio”, their first proper single in years, on The Tonight Show. This week, Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn are showing some love to the track’s B-side, “Kick Jump Twist”, by releasing a new music video.

    Directed by Mimi Cave, known for her work on Danny Brown’s “When It Rain” and tUnEyArDs’ “Bizness”, the clip follows dancer Gary Reagan as he works through a feverish routine. As it was filmed just days after Donald Trump won the Electoral College — emphasis: not the American vote — one can’t help but find catharsis in Reagan’s pointed moves. Cave elaborates in a press release:

    “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.”

    Watch the visual up above.

    Sylvan Esso are reportedly working on their sophomore album, the follow-up to 2014’s self-titled effort. They’ve also lined up a handful of European dates in May leading up to their appearances at Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta and Boston Calling.


    Sylvan Esso 2017 Tour Dates:
    05/02 – Berlin, DE @ Schwuz
    05/03 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
    05/04 – London, UK @ Village Underground
    05/05 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
    05/12-14 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
    05/26-28 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling