hmv's Next Big Thing - February 21, 2018

hmv's Next Big Thing... #162 Welles
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hmv's Next Big Thing... #162 Welles

Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week we bring you enigmatic maestro Welles...

 

Who Is He?

Welles is the moniker Nashville-by-way-of-Arkansas-based project of 23-yr-old singer Jesse Wells has chosen for himself.

After a successful time with his debut EP Codeine, Wells has been hard at work with producer Dave Cobb, who has helped country heavyweights Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton and Zac Brown Band find their sound. Together they've come up with his debut LP Red Trees and White Trashes, which is due in June.

 

What Does He Sound Like?

Take the mystical riffs of early Black Sabbath, stick in a dose of Magical Mystery Tour-era Beatles and funnel through an appreciation for country greats like Johnny Cash and Neil Young, that's about the size of it. 

 

Why Should I Be Excited?

Welles comes ready with evocative lyrics and gorgeous melodies. It's a potent combination. 

 

Can I Hear Something?

For sure. His new single 'Seventeen' is below for you:

 

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