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WUNC Music is curated locally with songs that inspire, energize and bring joy to listeners across North Carolina. It’s a place for music discovery and a home to old favorites.

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
Credit The Art of Cool Poject

Sylvan Esso performs at DPACon November 22nd and 23rd as part of their WITH tour.

Eric Hodge hosts WUNC’s broadcast of Morning Edition, and files reports for the North Carolina news segments of the broadcast. He started at the station in 2004 doing fill-in work on weekends and All Things Considered.
Brian Burns is the Music Director for WUNC Music, WUNC's AAA music discovery station. He has been working within the local music scene for over a decade. On the weekends you might see him DJing at various spots around the Triangle, or digging through boxes of records. He's also the host of King Street Soul on WHUP in Hillsborough, NC and a contributor to NPR Music. He graduated from UNC’s School of Information and Library Science with an MSLS in 2015.
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