SPOTLIGHT: LAURA WELSH
The saying goes: Less is more. A simple philosophy the singer-songwriter Laura Welsh (Facebook // Twitter) has seemed to adopt with the few tracks she's released. Each is stripped bare to just a few finger-snapped beats, soft-filtered drums and simple piano chords. Yet what is left shinning through is an angelic voice that's utterly stunning. And though there are few songs to date, there's more beauty, purity and emotion behind each of these cuts than in a hundred artists out today. Listen below and hear more after the jump (including her seemingly hard to find first release 'Ghosts').
If you're tempted to think of Adele, it's safe to say both artists not only share beautiful voices, but also the sincerity behind every heavy word and weightless breathe that leaves their lips. Most of us don't know these women personally, and we can still tell they've experienced life-altering experiences that have the power to change the pace of many hearts. But what stands out to me with Welsh is a distinct rawness in her music; be it the lack of production, or absence of media exposure. Yet at the same time, she has a very gentile way of easing each lyric into a delicate melody.
Her first track, and arguably best thus far, has eerily been removed from 99% of sources online. Something fitting for a track with the name of 'Ghosts.' So cross your fingers, ignore the absurd amount of ads upfront and pray the video below works ...it's well worth it.