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Sylvan Esso Capture Moment Of Re-Emergence In New Music Video

Sylvan Esso Capture Moment Of Re-Emergence In New Music Video

Major U.S. Fall 2021 Tour Launches On Heels Of Hosting Bonnaroo Superjam In September 

Watch “Numb” Here


Sylvan Esso has unveiled their first music video of 2021 to celebrate the launch of their multi-track single “Numb,” which includes a new version with Teddy Geiger, and the announcement of a major fall 2021 tour. “Numb” is a highlight from their third full-length album Free Love, which was released last fall to career-best reviews. Their most accomplished video to date, “Numb” represents the directorial debut for Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath, and a culmination of the group’s ambitions within the medium.  

The duo will also launch a major 2021 tour in September, their first live performances in nearly two years. The “Shaking Out The Numb” tour commences just two days after Sylvan Esso and their 10-piece WITH band host the iconic Saturday night Superjam at Bonnaroo on September 4. The nearly 30-date run will hit several amphitheaters and large venues including two nights at Terminal 5 in New York City in November.  

Watch the video for “Numb” here:

“Numb” was co-directed by Meath and Jasmine Albuquerque, a longtime luminary of the Los Angeles choreography scene. Meath, along with a troupe of LA dancers performing unmasked and in close proximity for the first time in over a year, captures the catharsis of our current moment of re-emergence, viscerally shedding the confinement of the COVID era to the song’s refrain: “shaking out the numb, let me feel something.” The “Numb” video was produced by MAAVVEN, the studio that has worked with Rihanna, Pharrell, St. Vincent, Dua Lipa and many others. It follows other movement and choreography-focused videos for songs from Free Love, including “Frequency” directed by Moses Sumney, and“Rooftop Dancing,” shot by NYC street photographer and filmmaker Cheryl Dunn.

"I've always loved the pure dance videos of the TRL era and dreamed of making something that could live in that world. I'm so grateful to Jasmine and everyone at MAAVVEN who worked with me to bring this to life, it was such a joy and I can't wait for y'all to see it" - Amelia Meath

Earlier this year, Sylvan Esso shared a remix of “Numb” by Teddy Geiger, which thrives on a quiet intensity and was premiered on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic:  

Sylvan Esso also recently remixed Remi Wolf’s song “Rufufus,” and SE’s Nick Sanborn co-produced the new Flock of Dimes album recently released to raves.    

In the past year, Sylvan Esso released their 3rd full length album, Free Love, a feature length concert film, and their 6-episode experimental podcast called Shaking Out The Numb. The WITH LOVE EP was then surprise-released in December, and the corresponding 45-minute WITH LOVE live concert featuring Sylvan Esso and the WITH band was also just released on YouTube. In 2020 they performed for The Late Show with Stephen ColbertFull Frontal with Samantha BeeCBS This Morning SaturdayNPR Tiny Desk (home) Concert and more. Sylvan Esso has produced some of indie pop’s most enduring songs in recent years and achieved a career milestone by crossing a half billion streams worldwide. 

US Fall 2021 Tour: SYLVAN ESSO: Shaking Out The Numb

9/4 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo

9/6 - Troutdale, OR – Edgefield *

9/7 - Redmond, WA – Marymoor Amphitheater *

9/9 - Berkeley, CA - The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley #

9/10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre *

9/11 - San Diego, CA - SOMA *

9/13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Union Event Center *

9/14 - Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom *

9/16 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom *

9/17 - Austin, TX - The Moody Amphitheater *

9/18 - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom *

9/19 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center *

9/21 - Atlanta, GA - Roxy Theatre *

9/22 - Asheville, NC - Rabbit Rabbit *

9/23-26 - Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival

10/26 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre %

10/27 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre %

10/29 - Madison, WI - Sylvee %

10/30 - Madison, WI - Sylvee %

10/31 - Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom %

11/2 - Louisville, KY - Old Forester's Paristown Hall %

11/3 - Columbus, OH - Express Live! %

11/5 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE %

11/10 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall %

11/11 - Washington DC - The Anthem %

11/13 - Boston, MA - House of Blues %

11/14 - Boston, MA - House of Blues %

11/15 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 %

11/16 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 %

Support from Samia*, Local Natives & Samia#, and Lido Pimienta% 


Sylvan Esso fan pre-sale: Wed, May 12

Spotify Fan First: Thu, May 13 

General On-Sale: Fri, May 14 


Full “Numb” video credits:

Directors: Amelia Meath (@arandallm) & Jasmine Albuquerque (@jasminealbuquerque)

Exec Producer : Coleen Haynes (@coleenhaynes)

Producer : Nina Tahash-Long (@popular_loner)

Produced by : MAAVVEN (@MAAVVEN)

DP: Gregory LeFevre

Art Director : Steven Synstelien (@stevensynstelien)

Choreography: Jasmine Albequerque (@jasminealburquerque)

Costume Designer: Elizabeth Wern

Styling Assistant: Andrew Maguire

Hair & Make Up: Aaron Barry & Mike Fernandez

Editor: NINA McNEELY (@ninamcneely)

Colorist: Jacob McKee

Edit House: Forager TV 


Single Cover Art HERE


Numb - Track Listing (Release Date - Tuesday, May 11):

1. Numb - teddy<3 version (edit)

2. Numb - teddy<3 version

3. Numb

4. Numb - WITH LOVE