Listen: Emily Wells - What Is Love?

Yep, she's covering Haddaway...
Emily Wells

Emily Wells has stepped in to cover Haddaway's dance classic 'What Is Love?'.

An acoustic-clad songwriter covering a dance classic. It's hardly a new phenomenon - in fact, it occurs so often that Clash can label it A Thing without fear of being lampooned.

Yet when it's done correctly, this idea still rings true. Emily Wells has a fragile yet heartwarming sensibility, stepped in folk textures and confessional artistry.

Opting to cover Haddaway's 'What Is Love?' the singer flips the song on its head. Locating the heartbreak between the rave abandon, Emily Wells retains a minimal electronic pulse beneath her vocals.

Vivid, dramatic and lavishly arranged with Eastern sounding strings, you can listen to it below.

Emily Wells has confirmed the following shows:

December
7 Bristol Start The Bus
8 Manchester Ruby Lounge
9 Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
10 Glasgow King Tuts
11 Dublin Whelans
12 Leicester Cookie Jar
14 Cardiff Bogeiz
15 Brighton Sticky Mikes
16 Guildford The Boilerroom
17 London Lexington

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