Have You Heard: Emily Wells
If you haven’t heard violinist Emily Wells prepare to fall in love. Haha—I’m just serious.
Emily Wells began playing the violin at the age of four and began self releasing cassettes at only thirteen. Her first true release, Beautiful Sleepyhead & the Laughing Yaks, wouldn’t come until 2007. This album would be heavily folk influenced and showcase her multi-instrument musical knack.
The following year she would go on to release The Symphonies: Dreams Memories & Parties, which showcases her violin playing, looping, and sexy, captivating voice. Track after track is a perfect fusion of one part Classical, one part Down-Tempo, and two parts Hip-Hop. The deep bass complimented by the eerily mellow violins provides a perfect backing for her angelic crooning voice or smooth but quick delivery.
Her most recent work, Dirty EP, follows in the same vein as The Symphonies in not only musical style but overall awesomeness. The six track EP features three remixes from The Symphonies as well as a cover of Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy”.
Her true talent can be witnessed during her live performances in which she performs songs solo through the use of looping. Check out this studio performance of “Symphony 1: In The Barrel Of A Gun” from The Symphonies: Dreams Memories & Parties below.