Nicholas made a name for himself playing with indie-folk outfit Megafaun and as a solo musician under the moniker Made of Oak. Amelia’s past work with the all-female folk-trio Mountain Man had already established her unique style of songwriting. When the two connected in 2013 and formed the electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso, however, is when their careers exploded. Their eponymous debut was a huge commercial and critical success upon its release in 2014, particularly with their single ‘Coffee’, which helped to drive the album to no. 39 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and no. 9 on the alternative charts.