Artist: Sylvan Esso
Song: Funeral Singers
Location: North Carolina, United States
Release date: September, 2018.
Comment: One of my favorite tracks in Third Eye Blind’s new album, which we have discussed before, is Funeral Singers, which I thought was an original song until the band shared their influences for the new album on instagram and one of them was Sylvan Esso‘s Funeral Singers. It turns out that Sylvan Esso‘s version is also a cover, with the original being from experimental rock band Califone. Each version is different but if I had to pick just one, I think I’d choose Sylvan Esso‘s. There’s something about lead singer Amelia Meath‘s voice and the acoustic strums in the background that I find mesmerizing.
If, like me, you were not aware of Sylvan Esso before, I hope you enjoy this cover from 2018 (which features American musical ensemble Collections of Colonies of Bees) as much as I do.
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2 Replies to “Sylvan Esso – Funeral Singers”
I first learned about Sylvan Esso in late 2014, when they opened for Foster the People in a concert I attended. While not a huge fan, I agree they do make some very interesting music.
Ah interesting! And I agree with you 100%. I listened to a few of the tracks and I cannot say that I loved them, but they do make some interesting music. And, obviously, I liked their cover of Funeral Singers a lot.