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Emily Wells details new LP Promise, shares lead single "You Dream Of China"

18 November 2015, 13:24 | Written by Laurence Day

Composer/multi-instrumentalist Emily Wells has announced her eighth album Promise, and shared its lead cut "You Dream Of China".

Wells has decribed the LP as "a soul record in baroque clothing… a pauper’s opera."

Expanding upon the idea, she says in a lengthy press statement:

"These finished recordings and their live counterparts take their time - and in doing so ask for a bit of grace. I returned often to an interview I'd watched with the light artist James Turrell where he says, '...not everyone will sit in a darkened room for ten minutes before they begin to see.' This idea allowed me be patient with the work, both in process and outcome.

"When writing, when recording, there is a period whe re everything is in service of the song, if at times unconsciously. As the song begins to take form, however, its role shifts: the song is in service of the life it feeds. How then to convey a malleable 'you', interchangeable with the self, with the friend, with the lover, with the listener, the future?"

Promise is out 29 January on Wells' Thesis + Instinct label.

Check out "You Dream Of China" below.

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