The highly anticipated project, Welles, has released the first single from a forthcoming full-length, due in summer 2017.
Uproxx premiered the track, saying “This gritty, mournful rock song targeted my heart’s sore spots and then dug underneath them … his voice is an expert, virtuosic bleat and the guitars cut like dull knives, bludgeoning guilt and shame into a tortured rock anthem.“
“ARE YOU FEELING LIKE ME”
Welles made the move from Ozark, Arkansas to Nashville in 2016, bringing along an audible Southwestern grit. Fronted by the prolific songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jehsea, they quickly spurred industry interest, securing slots at SXSW, Bonnaroo and Governors Ball. Dates are below.
Jehsea has fronted several bands prior to his current outfit, but recognizes distinguishing potential in the new project. He offered insight into the single:
“I write from honest places,” says the 22 year old. “I’m so captured in the moment of watching yourself aging. That horrifies me and that compels me to write some scary shit … Reality, at times is pretty sour. There’s no sense in making something just for darkness’ sake. I like everything to have a curve on it.”
February 16-17 | Davenport, Iowa at Gas feed and Seed Festival
March 10-19 | Austin, TX at SXSW
June 2-4 | New York, NY at Governors Ball
June 8-11 | Manchester, TN at Bonnaroo