Sylvan Esso has released a new EP in which they perform songs from their most recent record, There are no rules Sandy, she lives in the Electric Ladyand cover Lou’s song.
Amelia Meth and Nick Sanborn were joined by several notable Electric Lady session musicians, including Gene Wasner (Bon Iver, Flock of Dimes, Way Oak), TJ Mayani (Nene Cherry, Wise Blood), Joe Westerlund (Megaphone, CA) , and Mason Stopes. Furthermore, the EP features strings by the Attaca Quartet, arranged by Gabriel Kahane.
Plus five deliveries of cuts from There are no rules Sandy, Live at the Electric Lady It features Lou’s cover of “Will the Night” recorded as a tribute to the late drummer Mimi Parker.
“Amelia and I are huge fans of Low and were incredibly saddened to hear of Mimi’s passing,” Sanborn explained in a statement. “I still remember hearing it The curtain hits the actors For the first time as a teenager and they were instantly hit by “Anon” – they were haunting and soulful in a way I’d never heard them before, and I’ve still been listening to them all these years. So this past January, when we were finalizing the session for Electric Lady, I knew we’d be joined by the Attacca quartet and immediately thought of covering “Will The Night” as a tribute to Mimi. It’s one of my all-time favorite songs, beautiful, simple and timeless, a light in the dark.”
Video footage of Sylvain Esso recording her cover of “Will the Night” is available to view below. Clips from the rest of the session will drop on Friday, May 26th.
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