Sylvan Esso have released “Frequency,” the third single from their eagerly anticipated new album Free Love, coming out September 25 on Loma Vista Recordings. The song is accompanied by a new video directed and styled by Moses Sumney.
Shot in an anonymous suburban idyll with choreography by North Carolina-based Stewart/Owen Dance, the “Frequency” video explores the inescapable pull – emotional, physical, and literal – of attraction over a pulsing, phantom beat.
“We had a fantastic and rewarding time collaborating with our friend and fellow North Carolinian, Moses Sumney, on building a visual world for Frequency. He had such a beautiful vision for the project, one that ran parallel to the song’s initial source in a way that showed us new spaces it could inhabit. It’s a beautiful exploration of being together and apart at the same time – we feel it rings clearly in this moment.” – Sylvan Esso
“Frequency” follows two other singles from Free Love – “Ferris Wheel” and “Rooftop Dancing” – and is the latest proof that, even with the challenges the year has brought, Sylvan Esso are finding ways to creatively thrive as never before. Just last week they released a new version of the “Ferris Wheel” video created entirely in Animal Crossing, prompting the Verge to proclaim “Game of the summer, meet song of the summer.” Sylvan Esso also recently performed “Ferris Wheel” from a flatbed truck for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. The “Rooftop Dancing” video, released earlier last month, is a freewheeling ode to NYC shot by acclaimed street photographer Cheryl Dunn.
Free Love has already been tipped as one of the most anticipated albums of Fall 2020 by Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, Uproxx, AV Club, Paste and others. It follows 2017’s What Now, which debuted in the Top 40 of the Billboard 200 and earned Sylvan Esso their first-ever Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic album.