The new single by Taya, a seventeen year old Liverpudlian singer-songwriter, is not only a piece of thoroughly polished and catchy R&B that Beyonce or Rihanna would be proud of, but it’s also been produced by George Reid (you know, the George of AlunaGeorge). ‘Sweet Waste of Time’ has got a slick pop feel that harks back to the golden age of modern R&B but also has some thumping bass and funky inflections that tip it over the edge. Not that it needed it. Taya’s voice alone is a thing of beauty.
Taya told The Line of Best Fit all about the single: “’Sweet Waste of Time’ is about that someone you put your all into, and get nothing back. It’s a message to girls who are in the same situation I was in; letting them know it’s okay to give up on someone if by trying to fix them you’re losing part of yourself; no one is worth that!” A good message from Taya, and a very promising note to start on for this rising R&B star.
Listen to ‘Sweet Waste Of Time’ below.