Having already worked with music stalwarts Dev Hynes, Emile Haynie and Robin Hannibal of Rhye on her previous tracks ‘Undiscovered’, ‘Cold Front’ and ‘Unravel’, teaming up with British producer and DJ du jour Jakwob seemed like the next logical step for London based singer Laura Welsh.
Whilst ‘Undiscovered’, ‘Cold Front’ and ‘Unravel’ are heartfelt, mellow and soulful offerings, they have attracted much attention from other DJ’s, with remixes coming from Zed Bias and Gilles Peterson amongst others. It’s safe to say this re-worked electronic sound is working for Laura and her captivating vocals. With this in mind, ‘Betrayal’ comes as the result of a day in the studio and a meeting of minds between Laura and Jakwob. With Laura’s distinctive voice, and Jakwob’s tightly produced sound, it’s no surprise they both loved the result, deciding at once to share it online and whilst this is not an official single release, it has been creating quite a buzz.
With Laura set to perform at The Great Escape festival and Dot To Dot this summer, she is a sure fire one to watch in 2014.
Words: Brooke McCord