Thursday, 22 May 2014

Laura Welsh - Here For You

In breaking new artists pop music has very much followed the route of hip-hop and dance music in the last few years (and when we say break we don’t mean physically snapping them in two). These days collaborations are the thing. Get together with a better known / established / higher rising act than yourself and suddenly people will be interested in your solo work.

Look at the Rudimental album and you’ll see names like Foxes, Ella Eyre and John Newman who all benefitted from the exposure that quartet gave, likewise Sam Smith, AlunaGeorge and Sasha Keable got the Disclosure treatment and Jess Glynne has had a career boost from Clean Bandit.

This is where it gets a bit like playing musical family trees because Clean Bandit in turn featured on Gorgon City’s track Intentions and now Laura Welsh, another singer we’ve featured on the blog a number of times has cropped up on Gorgon City’s new song Here For You. Gorgon City used MNEK on previous hit Ready For Your Love and of course MNEK has also featured on Rudimental’s song Spoons. Still with us? OK, good, it gets simpler from here.

So let’s go back to Laura Welsh. Her track Here For You with Gorgon City sounds like a potential hit designed for Radio 1 daytime air play but doesn’t really do anything for us. However, this version with just Laura and a piano we find far more palatable, allowing Laura’s vocal to flourish with note perfect effectiveness.

(Fact fans may be interested to know we've featured more artists by the name of Laura on this blog than any other name. Hi Laura Doggett (look out for her at some point she's been collaborating with Sohn) Laura Groves, Laura J Martin, Laura Marling, Laura Mvula, Laura St Jude (whatever happened to her?) and of course Laura Welsh.)

Laura Welsh - Here For You

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