Emily Wells retired to a cabin on a Topanga Canyon horse ranch to record her forthcoming album, “Mama.” And in the same kind of one-woman show spirit, the multi-instrumentalist (keyboards, violin, drums, cello), directed this video of herself for its first single. “Passenger,” Wells told us, “is a collection of short videos taken while touring, moving postcards of light and wind, me banging on drum, and many experiments with stop motion and my homemade buffalo.”
“Mama” is out on Partisan April 10th, and Wells’ alluring collaboration with Dan the Automator, called “Pillowfight” will follow later in the year. Watch the “fleeting nature of all the places encountered” on Wells’ journey. Then give her the keys, she wants to drive.