Tuesday, August 12, 2008

FoundTrack's August '08 Compilation (Track 5/16) - Emily Wells - Symphony 6: Fair Thee Well & the Requiem Mix

Emily Wells - Symphony 6: Fair Thee Well & the Requiem Mix (Track 5/16)
Album - The Symphonies : Dreams Memories & Parties (Sample/Purchase)
Label - Creative Control
Photo taken by Anne Carmack

This LA based singer-songwriter has quickly captured the attention of all listeners through her captivating voice, bringing to mind such artists as Coco Rosie and Joanna Newsom. However, Emily separates herself from the pack with her one of a kind orchestral trip-hoperatic sound, playing up to 21 separate tracks of violin on each of the ten symphonies which comprise her latest full length. I was lucky enough to catch her record release show last month where she played a number of instruments including kalimba, toy piano, ukulele, melodica and of course the violin. Emily will be playing a few shows in the coming weeks at the Hotel Cafe including an already SOLD OUT performance with the talented rising Swedish pop star Lykke Li. I highly recommend checking her out.

Emily recently teamed up with KCRW DJ/music producer Jeremy Sole to create an original piece entitled "Joan of Arc" for Rami Kashou's Finale Collection on Project Runway Season 4. Check it out below.

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