English singer Laura Welsh broke into the mainstream when last year’s “Undiscovered” was featured on the Fifty Shades of Grey film soundtrack. But her collaborators — a list that includes Dev Hynes, Gorgon City, and John Legend — have known about her powerful voice for a while now. That voice takes center stage once again on Welsh’s new single, “Let Me Go London”, a gospel-inspired track that takes the listener on a journey from London to Los Angeles.
But really, the most important locale in “Let Me Go London” is Welsh’s own psyche. “Although London and LA are referenced, the song isn’t about the location or geography of a particular place,” she explains. “This is a song that is simply about accepting the way you are built. Accepting the way you are natured. And most importantly accepting the need for change to be able to truly move forward.”
Welsh knows a thing or two about moving forward — she’s spent the last nine months writing for the follow-up to her debut album, Soft Control. She’ll head into the studio to record that album over the summer, but for now she’s given us a peek at the sounds it might contain. Check out “Let Me Go London” below, and listen for what sounds like a full gospel choir backing up Welsh in the song’s rousing chorus.