YOU GOTTA SEE THIS: “Passenger” by Emily Wells

April 13. 2012 | By Sean Morris

“Gimme the keys, I wanna drive,” Emily Wells coos on “Passenger,” the lead single from Album of the Year contender Mama. Considering she’s the sole creative force behind the sounds and the visuals, it appears Wells has already situated herself firmly in the driver’s seat. Melancholic violin and organ mix it up with a sensuous throbbing beat, while commanding and yearning vocal passages play tag team. On the road footage seamlessly blends with a stop motion performance that should make everyone behind the “Sledgehammer” video proud. No need for rhetorical questions here, there isn’t anything she can’t do.

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