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Introducing: EMILY WELLS

Wednesday 27 April 2016

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Texan multi-instrumentalist Emily Wells has today shared a brand new video for Don’t Use Me Up – the second release from her new album Promise (released on Wells’ own record label, Thesis and Instinct).

The video features Dunn Brodie, a ballet dancer discovered at a NY centre for the LGBT elderly, and reflects the track’s theme of the finiteness of the body and mind. Of the video – which was a collaboration with her girlfriend Samantha Nye – Emily says:

“I was enamoured with Dunn – his humour, and the grace revealed in each movement. The few hours of filming that day gave me a profound new gravity, and both reminded me of and revealed to me what it is to be an artist.”

Compared to Cocteau Twins, PJ Harvey and Julia Holter, Wells is, in fact, more inspired by the likes of John Cage, Philip Glass and Wu-Tang Clan, according to her Wikipedia page. In 2013, she contributed the song Becomes The Color to Park Chan-wook’s film Stoker.

Emily Wells plays The Pickle Factory this Friday. Tickets here.