Emily Wells’ songwriting combines electronics, orchestral strings, jazz structures, pop sensibilities, and vibrato vocals into one eclectic package. A former child prodigy, she began fielding offers from record labels during her teenage years. Wells balked at the idea of relinquishing creative control to a team of producers, however, and independently toured the country to support her music instead.
After relocating to Los Angeles, she built a home studio and set to work on her debut album. Beautiful Sleepyhead and the Laughing Yaks arrived in 2006 and flaunted 14 tracks that were written, performed, produced, and mixed by Wells herself. A second album, The Symphonies: Dreams Memories & Parties, followed in 2008, featuring help from bassist Joey Reina and drummer Sam Halterman. Wells’ continued success landed her a deal with Partisan Records, who put out her third record, Mama, in 2012.
Wells has a new full-length album coming out in January 2016, on her own imprint Thesis and Instinct. Catch her perform all her new songs and your favorite classics at Stubbs (indoor) on February 12th.
Friday, February 12th