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Emily Wells: Layering Folk With Electronics, In The Studio

Friday, May 24, 2013

Emily Wells performs in the Soundcheck studio. Emily Wells performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

With her 2008 album, The Symphonies: Dreams Memories & Parties, singer-songwriter Emily Wells created intricately layered textures that built to, well, symphonic proportions, thanks to her inspired looped violin and unusual sounds. Wells took her music to another logical step on last year's superb Mama, which borrowed from folk, classical, hip hop and electronic music. But now, with her upcoming, all-acoustic collection, Mama Acoustic Recordings, Wells is re-imagining those songs from her 2012 record, into pared-down and beautifully spare renditions. 

Hear Wells bring her full-on setup -- complete with looping pedals, acoustic and electronic drums, violin, melodica, and more -- the Soundcheck studio to play songs from her album Mama and a new song, "Fallin' In On It."

Set List:

  • "Mama's Gonna Give You Love"
  • "Fallin' In On It"
  • "Fire Song"

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Comments [4]

gina ballinger from graz, austia

exciting New Sounds for me! thank you!

May. 25 2013 06:47 AM
Vanessa from BROOKLYN, NY

That was a great segment. Thanks!

May. 24 2013 09:59 PM

Love, love love Emily! Thank you.

May. 22 2013 02:15 PM

YES! So happy that you'll have Emily Wells on the show.

May. 21 2013 11:43 AM

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