American multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer Emily Wells’ ‘Come on Doom, Let’s Party‘ showed up on the first episode of the new Netflix teen drama series Grand Army — Grand Army, Season 1, Episode 1, “Brooklyn, 2020″ (released on October 16th, 2020).
The track is from Texas-native Emily Wells’ 11th studio album This World Is Too _____ for You, released in 2019 via the imprint Thesis and Instinct.
The song itself also came with a powerful music video in which Wells placed herself against a backdrop of what she calls “found video of climate crisis, dance, and archival protest footage from ACT UP, an organization formed at the height of the AIDS crisis in New York”.
An organization I used to protest with way back in the early 1990s.
Emily Wells has been releasing her own music since she was 13 years old and creating 100 cassette copies of an album she recorded. She has gone on to record and release 11 studio albums, some of which were also self-released.
Wells’ ‘Come on Doom, Let’s Party‘ was also re-recorded as a ‘Minimal Recording’ on her 2020 album In the Dark Moving. (article cont. below…)
As for Grand Army, it is a Netflix exclusive drama series based on the playwright Katie Cappiello’s Slut: The Play.
The show follows the lives of a group of teens at Grand Army High School, and stars Odessa A’zion, Odley Jean, Amir Bageria, Maliq Johnson, Amalia Yoo, Alphonso Romero Jones, II and Thelonius Serrell-Freed.
The series was executive produced by Cappiello, and is being favorably compared to the iconic teen drama series My So-Called Life by some critics, being called ‘realistic’ and not full of the aesthetically-pleasing model types so many teen drama creators choose as their actors.
Listen to Emily Wells’ ‘Come on Doom, Let’s Party‘ as featured on season one of Grand Army in that official music video below. It is also available via her full-length album This World Is Too _____ for You in the Spotify player below that.
Grand Army is currently streaming on Netflix and, yes, it is more than well worth a watch.
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