Laura Welsh is ready to make a name for herself. The English born singer has been working with a variety of producers and artists on her upcoming album Soft Control, expected out in March. Her new single, featuring John Legend, proves she can hang with the big timers.
Featuring the legendary John Legend, "Hardest Part" is a beautiful duet. Partnered with a Grammy winning singer-songwriter, Welsh is up for the challenge. She lets ride a masterful and emotional vocal performance. The electronic drum beat and slow paced keyboard riffs carry the ballad. The lyrics are reminiscent of Legend's familiar musical pleas for forgiveness: "I can't dwell on it/Lately I've been going through Hell on it/I keep lying to myself, I don't need nobody else/But I do, I need you." The song is touching and perfectly straightforward, and Welsh formally introduces us to her talent for capturing the universal.