Bright young things: Sylvan Esso share a new video for ‘The Glow’

The clip sees young people navigating the minefield of growing up.

Back in April, Sylvan Esso released their long-awaited second album ‘What Now’, a record that hones the duo’s sound and harnesses the tumultuous nature of 2016.

They’ve now revealed a video for one of the album’s standout tracks, ‘The Glow’, and it sees Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn dancing through the early hours and playing on a neon-lit stage. Meanwhile, a group of youths grapple with growing up, navigating the world and sometimes having hard times, but taking the rough with the smooth too.

Speaking of the video, director Elise Tyler said: “Part of growing up is balancing the wonder and awe you have for the adult world mixed with a horrible feeling of emptiness - a mood switch that can flipped anytime, anywhere. Music, friends, sex, rebellion - we look to each of these to fill that seemingly unending void. I wanted to explore that tender space that occupies so much of our youth, building upon the song’s lyrics, where friends are idolised, music saves you, and every night feels like the most exciting night of your life”.

The pair also have a bit of a busy summer coming up, playing at Latitude and Citadel in July. In November, they’ll also be heading out on a UK tour, hitting Birmingham, Bristol, London, Manchester, Glasgow and Leeds on the voyage.

Watch the video for ‘The Glow’ and see Sylvan Esso’s upcoming UK tour dates below.


06 Birmingham, O2 Institute
07 Bristol, Trinity
08 London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
11 Manchester, Gorilla
12 Glasgow, Art School
13 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Sylvan Esso will play Latitude (13th-16th July) and Citadel (16th July), where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit for more information.


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