19-year-old promising UK product Arlissa finds herself in intimidating, yet wholly impressive, company for her “Hard to Love Somebody” song. Earlier this year, the young South London-raised songstress released the single following a break-up with her boyfriend of three years, but thanks to a wildfire of viral activity, the song caught the ear of legendary hip-hop emcee Nas, who just had to hop on it. What’s more, he even flew Arlissa out to L.A. to record the refix in person.
You can watch the music video for “Hard to Love Somebody” below, and purchase the single (which will be packaged with a remix from 88-Keys [Kanye West, Mos Def], and another from The Nextmen [Plan B, Paul Epworth]) on iTunes on September 30th. Taking a giant leap past her competition with this major co-sign from God’s Son, Arlissa is poised to push to the forefront of the UK music scene, and perhaps Stateside, too.