New York Composer Emily Wells Debuts COME ON DOOM, LET'S PARTY

By: Feb. 27, 2019
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New York Composer Emily Wells Debuts COME ON DOOM, LET'S PARTY

New York composer, producer and singer Emily Wells debuts her new song "Come On Doom, Let's Party" today-listen/share here. The track is taken from Wells' forthcoming album, This World Is Too ____ For You, due March 22 on her label Thesis & Instinct-pre-order the albumhere.

Of the song Wells explains, "'Come On Doom, Let's Party' came from an essay I'd been working on about Cadillac Ranch and a tornado. It's a dead serious joke about dread and joy."

Wells is set to perform a special show this Thursday, February 28 at House of Yes in New York-tickets are available here. The show will serve as the New York premiere of the album with a live performance from Wells, the Metropolis Ensemble and Shayna Dunkleman (Xiu Xiu, Peptalk), alongside projections of Wells' video work which intersects imagery of contemporary dance, effects of the climate crisis and protest footage from ACT UP.

This World Is Too ____ For You features ten songs that began as a commission of new works from the renowned Liquid Music Series (Philip Glass, Bon Iver, Blood Orange). Produced and written by Wells, the record features New York's Grammy nominated chamber orchestra Metropolis Ensemble and drummer Shayna Dunkleman. Additionally, the album was arranged for chamber ensemble by composer Michi Wiancko.

Thematically, the album finds Wells exploring the human interaction with the natural world, the rub between desire for and desire to strip oneself of all wanting. Often writing in major keys for a playful juxtaposition to the heavy material, Wells scores the dystopia from a queer perspective. Check out previously released album single "Stay Up" here.

Emily Wells is a multi-instrumentalist, classically trained violinist, composer and producer. Wells blends classical and modern instrumentation and often samples live to create "dramatic, meticulous and gothic songs" (New York Times) that blend "traditionalism with electronic ambiance" (NPR). On stage, Wells' evocative solo performances leave audiences equal parts dancing and grieving, as she builds new instruments out of acoustic and electronic drums, synth and violin. Her newest work,This World Is Too ____ For You is Wells' fifth full-length album and third for her own label Thesis & Instinct.


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