Fresh from announcing her arrival with “Know That I Want You” and ‘Keep Up Wimmi’, London based vocalist Zilo has returned with her third single, ‘Don’t Waste My Time’; a defiant cut of soulful R&B that explores the necessity of coming correct in any situation.
Opening to resonant pianos and rolling drum snares, Zilo floats across a laid back rhythm while her now trademark whispered delivery glides through subtle harmonies and hip hop inspired percussive elements. ‘Don’t Waste My Time’ embodies a slowly building funk thanks to a groove laden bassline, otherworldly melodic flourishes and subtle vocal harmonies. If ‘Keep Up Wimmi’ revealed Zilo’s comfort in solitude, ‘Don’t Waste My Time’ steps further into why; with Zilo stunningly vocalising her contentment in not having to rely on anyone else and removing herself from disappointment.
Already marked as one of 2018’s brightest new R&B talents, ‘Don’t Waste My Time’ further encapsulates what makes Zilo one of the UK’s most exciting prospects; honest, relatable lyricism, nostalgia-tinged sonics, and an effortlessly cool vocal delivery. With a host of more new music on the way, now’s the perfect time to keep up with an artist that’s putting an uplifting twist on modern R&B by doing things completely in her own way.