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Sylvan Esso: Slack Jaw - WUNC's Songs We Love Podcast

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Songs We Love is a series and a podcast that looks at the stories behind some of the songs we're playing on our new music discovery stream, WUNC Music.

On this episode, Eric Hodge chats with Durham's Sylvan Esso about their song "Slack Jaw" from their Grammy-nominated album What Now.

Amelia Meath says the song is about being a human and being sad. She wanted to write about these universal and common feelings without coming off as 'whiny,' and Slack Jaw is the result. 

"I was trying to figure out a way of talking about that that wasn't too whiny, because unfortunately it's easy to go into the whiny zone."

Listen to the episode here:

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