LOVER’s “Waiting Up” Ft. Cult Shotta Makes Change Taste Smoothly


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Aussie artist LOVER joins forces with Sydney rap duo Cult Shotta in new single “Waiting Up,” a silky R&B piece where they analyze the emotional reactions we have towards change. Through breathy choruses, “Waiting Up” glides from denial to acceptance stages that we all go through when our environment has become a lookalike of what used to give us comfort and familiarity:

In his own words, LOVER explained:

“‘Waiting Up’ originally stemmed from an idea my friend Litche sent me from a writing session we did a little while back. I sang a bunch of different hooks which he had cut up and sliced into a totally new arrangement. I was actually in the process of moving house the night he sent through the beat, and so everything around me, furniture and all, was either packed up or already gone and the house gave off a really eerie, lonely kinda vibe. I started singing the ‘Waiting Up’ hook in the first or second run through; in my mind I was picturing someone in an empty house, just staying there waiting for things to go back to the way they were, but regardless of the fact,a move / change was inevitable. Once I had all my vocal parts recorded at home, I took it to my go-to producer Tanssi who worked on the beat and made that second section more trap/hip-hop influenced.”

“Waiting Up” is out now via Mammal Sounds Records.