Fresh Session : Emily Wells on / SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio

In “Mama’s Gonna Give You Love,” a track from Emily Wells’ most recent release, Mama, she reinvents the southern spiritual, fusing a digital drum beat with live drums and creating a multi-voice chorus all her own. The song’s slow, dirge-like rhythm keeps the listener grounded as she seamlessly switches back and forth between the hip-hop influenced verses and traditional chorus, leaving no note untouched as she moves about her generous vocal range. The hauntingly beautiful song left me unsure if I should feel sorry for the singer or frightened of her. I’m perfectly okay with that.

MP3 : Emily Wells – Mama’s Gonna Give You Love (live on


LaundroMatinee x Emily Wells – Live @ Big Car Service Center
Filmed and Edited by Doug Fellegy and Sheridan Gibson
Recorded by Jeff DuPont
Mixed by Spencer Hooks at House Cat Studios
Words by Gerard Pannekoek

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