Hardest Part is the incredible new duet by Laura Welsh featuring R&B superstar John Legend. The track was co-written by the pair, and is lifted from Welsh’s debut album Soft Control, released March 9th 2015 on Outsiders/Universal.
Soft Control also includes the acclaimed singles Break The Fall, Cold Front, Unravel, and Ghosts. Singer, writer, and producer – she co-produced the album tracks Call To Arms and Hollow Drum – Staffordshire-born Welsh is very modern kind of pop artist. Last summer she scored at Top 10 hit as the co-writer and vocalist on Gorgon City’s massive summer anthem Here For You.
Welsh’s track Undiscovered will feature on the soundtrack to eagerly anticipated new film Fifty Shades Of Grey, directed by Sam Taylor-Wood and released on Valentines Day. Other artists featuring on the soundtrack include Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding, Sia, The Weeknd, Jessie Ware and The Rolling Stones.
“Ghosts” is the new single from Laura Welsh, released on January 11th 2015 on Outsiders/Polydor. Written by Welsh and Jonathan Lipsey (Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse), Ghosts was produced by Greg Kurstin (The Shins, Beck, Lily Allen) at his Echo Studio in LA. “Ghosts is about learning lessons from situations and overcoming them instead of being pulled under,” says Welsh. “To let go of the past and flick the switch on to the future.”
The single is taken from Laura Welsh’s debut album “Soft Control“, released on January 19th, which also includes acclaimed previous singles Break The Fall, Cold Front, and Unravel. On Soft Control the Staffordshire-born singer-songwriter worked with an eclectic bunch of co-stars, collaborating with indie polymath Dev Hynes, Robin Hannibal from R&B minimalists Rhye, Emile Haynie (Lana Del Ray, Kanye West), Scissor Sisters’ Babydaddy and Amanda Ghost. The album also includes an incredible duet with John Legend, Hardest Part.
Laura Welsh has just announced her debut album ‘Soft Control’, out on January 19th 2015 through Outsiders/ Polydor Records. The album includes the acclaimed singles ‘Break The Fall‘, ‘Cold Front’, and ‘Undiscovered’, plus new single ‘Ghosts’.
On ‘Soft Control’ the Staffordshire-born singer-songwriter worked with an eclectic bunch of co-stars, collaborating with indie polymath Dev Hynes, Robin Hannibal from R&B minimalists Rhye, Jonathan Lipsey (Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse) on ‘Ghosts’, Greg Kurstin (The Shins, Beck, Lily Allen), Emile Haynie (Lana Del Ray, Kanye West), Scissor Sisters’ Babydaddy and Amanda Ghost. The album also includes an incredible duet with John Legend, ‘Hardest Part’.
1. Soft Control
3. Break The Fall
5. God Keeps
6. Cold Front
7. Hardest Part
8. Still Life
9. Breathe Me In
10. Call To Arms
11. Hollow Drum
Laura Welsh will release her new single ‘Break The Fall’ on August 11th 2014 through Outsiders/Polydor. Welsh is a modern pop force with an irresistible voice who makes captivating, confessional songs where melancholy meets anthemic euphoria. The 27 year old recently followed up last year’s string of singles with a star turn on Gorgon City’s ‘Here For You’. ‘Break The Fall’ will define her as a star in her own right and on her own terms, though. Her songs, she says, come from a place she can’t explain. When the naturally shy Welsh turns her attention to music, though, all her “subconscious emotions suddenly explode.”
‘Break The Fall’ is a shimmering electro-pop anthem, where marching grooves and cathedral-sized synths swirl around Welsh’s turbulently enchanting vocals. There’s a stunning charisma to Welsh’s voice, a natural magnetism to the way it glides between delicate emotion and bombastic defiance. The song is a tale of betrayal inspired by the breakdown of a marriage within her family and Welsh worked with Bruno Mars and Lana Del Rey producer Emile Haynie to perfect her clear vision for it. Remixes by Gemini, Embody, Para One, Pitron & Sanna, Apple Bottom and Ninetoes will accompany the release.
Pre-order Break The Fall here. Laura Welsh’s debut album, ‘Soft Control’, will be released later this year. Expect bold and brilliant things from this thrilling pop starlet.
In case you missed it, check out her recent video for “Here For You” with Gorgon City here.
Laura Welsh will release her new single ‘Undiscovered’ on October 28 through Outsiders/Polydor. Her second single on the label, it’s the follow-up to the spellbinding slick-pop of ‘Cold Front’, which came out in July. ‘Undiscovered’ is a gliding pop song underpinned with plaintive piano, atmospheric soundscapes and a propulsive-yet-gentle beat. At the centre of it lies Welsh’s mesmeric vocal. The song was written with collaborator Dev Hynes – whom Welsh collaborated with on her Luv Luv Luv released single ‘Unravel’. It will feature on Welsh’s forthcoming debut album, which will be released early next year.