Single Review – Sylvan Esso – There are many ways to Say I Love You

Simple and oh so sweet, duo Sylvan Esso’s latest single ‘There are many ways to Say I Love You’ has to be the most gentle track that you could possibly find this winter. A cover of a classic from PBS show ‘Mr Rodgers Neighborhood’ although granted perhaps not the first idea you would necessarily think of to cover if you didn’t happen to grow up in America sometime since the late 70’s this beautiful track came about thanks to the pair’s friend Martin Dosh who asked them to cover a song for a puppet musical tribute he was working on. Though the tracks possible childhood sickly sweetness is kept at a pleasant level within Amelia Meath’s vocal warmth. Normally an electronic duo this single see’s no hint of synth beats from producer Nick Sanborn but instead focuses on the North Carolina’s folk side.

Hayley Miller