In a summer that’s been cruelly stingy with the usual seasonal pleasures, we needed this: Sylvan Esso have announced a new album and shared a confection of a new single.
Due Sept. 25, the band’s upcoming album “Free Love” is “a record about being increasingly terrified of the world around you and looking inward to remember all the times when loving other people seemed so easy, so that you can find your way back to that place,” the duo tweeted this morning.
And while that may sound a little dark, the first single “Ferris Wheel” is anything but. It’s slinky and mirthful, full of the slippery R&B hooks and tightly corked electronics this band does better than anybody right now.
“‘Ferris Wheel’ is about discovering your power and awkwardly figuring out how to wield it,” they tweeted. “It’s for the summer, it’s for you, we hope you like it.”
You can stream the video below. You can probably already guess where it’s set.