As a follow up to her critically acclaimed album “Promise”, Emily Wells will release an EP of B sides, remixes / live arrangements March 3, 2017. With a belief in the sovereignty of melody to hold a song to itself, Wells consistently bends and re-renders her original works to almost entirely new forms in her live performances. Not wanting her months of touring to fall away entirely to the ephemeral Wells has recorded a few of the arrangements in their new forms. There are also the songs written and recorded during the creation of “Promise” that were not made for the record. This release seeks to give all of these works a home. She will tour in support of the EP in select US and European cities.
Praise for Wells’ latest full length “Promise” + Live performances:
• “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
•”The shape-shifting string virtuoso ignores genre boundaries while conjuring a uniquely affecting session of atmospheric folk…” – RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY
• “Extraordinary, presenting a sort of ambient gospel-folk music that’s immersed in secular desires and experiences.” – NPR
• “…unconventional and rather moving..” – NOISEY
• “‘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