As he does every week, NPR music writer and editor Stephen Thompson brings us new music.
This week, Thompson shares Sylvan Esso's "Hey Mami" from the band's self-titled album.
Thompson says it's catchy but there's a deeper message
"'Hey Mami' is a really interesting song, in part because it's doing a lot of things at once: It opens with a long, mostly a cappella stretch, but it evolves into a throbbing dance song; it's commenting on guys who make leering catcalls toward women, but it also functions as a catcall itself," Thompson told Here & Now's Robin Young. "It's very coolly seductive while also commenting on less-cool attempts at seduction. It's smart and playful and surprising, and you can hear the way it's going to live on in dance remixes for years to come."
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