Emily Wells is a performer, producer, singer, and composer known for her varied use of classical and modern instrumentation as well as her deft approach to live sampling. Classically trained as a violinist, she also performs using drums, synths and beat machines and has toured worldwide. As a composer she contributed to the soundtrack for Park Chan-Wook’s Stoker and created a piece for Terry Riley’s 80th birthday in conjunction with WNYC. This spring Wells appeared live on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon sitting in with the Roots. Wells released her most recent studio album “Promise” to critical acclaim on her label “Thesis & Instinct” January 2016.
• “Quietly transfixing…Ms. Wells works in the manner of what Walt Whitman called “a noiseless, patient spider,” sending out filament after filament until a structure begins to form.” – New York Times
• “Extraordinary, presenting a sort of ambient gospel-folk music that’s immersed in secular desires and experiences.” – NPR
• “Builds a cocoon of gear and instruments around her when she performs live onstage as a one-woman band to layer her signature ethereal vocals with bewitching strings and beats.” – OUT
• “Emily Wells is here to cure your gospel hangover.” – Nylon
• “‘Promise’ is a record like few others – both tangible and smoky, guttural and delicate, it treads atop a thin sheet of ice throughout, yet remains unafraid to bask in the warmth of its creator.” – DIY
Listen to the album in full via DIY Mag.
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