Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Sylvan Esso go 'Rooftop Dancing'

Words: Sam Geary 

North Carolina electro-folk duo - Mountain Man’s Amelia Meath and Megafaun’s Nick Sanborn - Sylvan Esso has shared 'Rooftop Dancing', a new track off their forthcoming 'Free Love' album, out September 25 via Loma Vista Recordings.

The accompanying video was filmed and directed by celebrated New York City street photographer and filmmaker Cheryl Dunn.

“'Rooftop Dancing' is about the excitement of being part of a collective humming whole - a  city that contains multitudes - with your small story shining softly amidst it," say the two. "Cheryl Dunn was a natural first choice to make the video since she has been so brilliantly capturing the spirit of NYC for years. We are so grateful to her for collaborating with us and giving us a beautiful slice of what the city feels like today.”

“To me this song reflects the social climate of NY right now," Dunn adds, "with its historical resilience to re-invent - to create new things from the discarded, to take back the streets, to not dwell on what you can’t do but to get excited about what you can do… like riding bikes en masse, making guerrilla art shows by the river, making more art and music - and yes - dancing on the roof tops!”

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