EMILY WELLS

In The Dark Moving

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Continuing the work begun on her acclaimed 2019 album This World is Too _____ For You, Emily Wells’ newest release In The Dark Moving reimagines the original tracks hailed by NPR as “visionary” and "mind-blowing."

Initially commissioned by Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series and Metropolis Ensemble, this latest recording offers a thoughtful, minimal companion piece to the original music in the form of Wells, her guitars, and nothing else. Recorded solely by Wells in her Harlem studio during the summer of 2019, she reflects, "I'm interested in getting another look at a song, both in performance and recording. It keeps the song a living thing. I began working on these recordings out of curiosity. I wanted them to be the sort of thing a person could put on quietly at the end of the day on a little speaker and watch the light drain."