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Shells: 'Fragments' Exclusive Song Premiere

On her debut EP “New Bones,” singer-songwriter Riley Brown confronts the transitions of adulthood and motherhood.

“In early 2015 when I started writing ‘New Bones,’ I was a new mother, newlywed, recent college graduate living in a family member’s basement with my husband, who was trying to finish graduate school,” said Brown, who created the project Shells around that time. “I carried the mentality that all of these doors had suddenly slammed shut in my life, but writing this music brought peace that I desperately needed.”

“Fragments” is the newest single from the EP, featuring a combination of Brown’s effectively melancholy vocals and warm electronic meanderings from producer Josh Johnson of The Slowdown and Ready Astronaut.

“I love the notion that we are bigger than our bodies,” Brown said. “They’re just the shells that keep us contained in this moment.”

Join Shells for the release “New Bones” on The Riot Room patio on Thursday, July 20. Riley Brown’s backing band will include members from The Slowdown. Tickets are available.

—Michelle Bacon

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