Hip hop-inspired baroque pop violinist Emily Wells is following her 2016 album Promise with the In The Hot EP on March 3 via her own Thesis & Instinct label (pre-order). The EP features live versions of songs from Promise as well as three previously unreleased songs. We're premiering one of those unreleased songs, the title track. Here's what Emily tells us about the song:

I didn't think this song was going to be on the EP and then it ended up becoming, in many ways, its anchor. I had written it, after seeing "A Streetcar Named Desire" at Saint Ann's Warehouse, and performed it a few times, but I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to record it. Then November 8th passed and the line between madness and grief and empathy became more blurry than it had been even during the bloody summer in which it had was created. In those bleak days following the election I went to the studio each day and tried to give the blunt complexity of fear and grief I was experiencing to this song. The recording also contains a lot of tears for Leonard Cohen.

Emily is also touring, including a NYC show on Le Poisson Rouge on April 6. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below the new song stream.

Emily Wells -- 2017 Tour Dates
March 3 - Los Angeles - TBA
March 12 & 13 - Seattle - Barboza
March 16 - Oakland - The New Parish
March 19 & 20 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
April 6 - New York - LPR
April 8 - Baltimore - Metro Gallery
April 9 - Philadelphia - Boots and Saddle
April 10 - DC - The Black Cat

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