Sylvan Esso and Well$ collaborated on track Young Man, released four days ago. I’ve had a chance to listen to this song on repeat a few times since then. Nick Sanborn, also known as Made of Oak, of Sylvan Esso has collaborated will Well$ previously. In fact, the picture above is Made of Oak, shortly before Well$ made a surprise appearance on stage.
We’re starting to see the intermingling of genres through the collaboration of artists. In my observations, white people dominate the Electro Pop scene, while black people dominate the Rap & Hip Hop sense. To congeal the genres is to amalgamate different demographic groups. This is the largest reason I am a huge advocate for music, especially musc events. It brings people together.
I asked Sayer how the track made him feel. He described the vocals as “brooding and menacing,” contrasting with Amelia’s ethereal lyrics. Nick put the collaboration together with a “resonant beat.” Sayer said that “this is the kind of bass that you feel in your whole body in a live set; the kind that gives you chills down your spine.” I use his words because he described this song way better than I ever would.
Check out the song for yourself. What do you think?