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Emily Wells' new track "Don't Use Me Up" is "intended to remind us that the body is finite"

19 January 2016, 18:53 | Written by Laurence Day

Emily Wells has unveiled a new track from upcoming LP Promise called "Don't Use Me Up".

The song follows lead single "You Dream Of China" in previewing the album.

Writing on Soundcloud about the track, Wells explains how it came together:

"'Don't Use Me Up' was among the first songs written for the album some time ago during a time of particular abandon. I joke that it's a song about whiskey, friendship and Jesus, but in truth it was an s.o.s. to myself, to my future self, to people I loved, intended to remind us that the body is finite. As time passes so grows the meaning of the song and I now think most often of the finiteness of the planet when I sing it. The recording is one shade shy of a gospel hangover with all the instruments tempted to come off the rails when things get too quiet."

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

Stream "Don't Use Me Up" below.

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