North Carolina indie pop duo, Sylvan Esso, recently released their sophomore album, “What Now.” Their 2014 self titled debut LP, which featured the hit, “Hey Mami,” put them at the top of every indie music lover’s playlist. On “What Now,” singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn have grown into their art, continuing with the snarks and style of their humor-heavy first album. Meath’s vocals, paired with Sanborn’s beats, are just as hypnotic this time around. The opening track, “Sound,” draws listeners in through it’s delicate layering, while the album’s centerpiece, “Die Young,” is the perfect mix of textured pop and bitterness. Featured Music Friday is brought to you by Blackfire Research.