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Sylvan Esso Live at the Commodore Ballroom

Friday 18th, August 2017 / 12:01
By Theresa Gunkel

Sylvan Esso – Photo by Jashua Peter Grafstein

Commodore Ballroom,
August 15th, 2017

VANCOUVER – Sometimes a random conversation can lead to great things. When former Mountain Man singer Amelia Meath first talked to producer Nick Sanborn after one of his shows in Milwaukee, neither of the two could have known that their chat would be the start of the extraordinary electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso. On Tuesday they played a sold-out show at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom, captivating the audience with their intimate and vulnerable songwriting and a powerful performance which left the audience with no choice but to dance.

Sylvan Esso – Photo by Jashua Peter Grafstein

Jenn Wasner’s solo project, Flock of Dimes, opened the show, treating the Commodore‘s audience to a calm before the storm. The mood quickly shifted when the blinds started going down, giving the Commodore Ballroom the feeling of a 30’s nightclub. The crowd was ready to get moving and they did not have to wait long to get the chance.

Sylvan Esso – Photo by Jashua Peter Grafstein

Singer Amelia Meath was at the highest energy level from the start, dancing in a way that raised the question of wheather she was wearing roller blades on stage. There was no need for introductory words to get the audience in the mood for more. By the start of their third song, “Die Young,“ the band still has not greeted their audience, yet everyone was feeling Meath when she sang the line “I was gonna die young, now I gotta wait for you, honey.“ The calm, yet driving synth pop melodies invited the crowd to take a stroll down memory lane back to lost lovers and long forgotten heartaches, encouraging them to indulge in their nourishing pain once again.

The duo’s stage presence remained at its height during the whole set, while playing newly released songs from the fresh album What Now, as well as hits like “Coffee“ and their very first single “Hey Mami“. When Sylvan Esso finally took the audience back to the very beginning by performing “Play it Right” as an encore, they left the crowd with the sensation of effortless perfection, exhausted but hungry for more of the smooth pop.

Sylvan Esso – Gif by Jashua Peter Grafstein


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