Last fall, Sylvan Esso shared two tracks — “Radio” and “Kick Jump Twist” — that were included together on a 12″, and presumably will serve as a precursor to their sophomore album. Today, the duo has shared a video for “Kick Jump Twist” that features dancer Gary Reagan contorting himself into a variety of impressionistic positions. It was directed by Mimi Cave, who had the following to say about the video in a press release:
We shot the video two days after the election, and we were all very much having our own processes with what had happened. Everything was so fresh that the crew’s moods were generally a mix of deer-in-headlights, sadness and anger. At the same time, we couldn’t help but feel a visceral excitement and connection to seeing Gary dance his heart out all day. It was like he was channeling all our chaotic energy into every take.
The “Radio” / “Kick Jump Twist” 12″ is out now.