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Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso
Sylvan Esso
Sylvan Esso

We've teamed up with Come Hear NC on a podcast series that explores North Carolina music one song at a time. On this episode, we chat with Durham rapper Lord Fess  about Sylvan Esso's 'Die Young.' It's a song he says speaks to him personally, and is also one with incredible production.

"Where the usual bass drop is supposed to happen, he quiets it down. And it goes silent. There’s build up, build up, build up...the crescendo is the quiet, the whisper that Amelia is singing in that moment."
Rap group Toon and the Real Laww performing at Art of Cool
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Sylvan Esso performs at DPAC on November 22nd and 23rd as part of their WITH tour.

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