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Don't Waste My Time by Lau.ra feat. JessB

Needwant welcomes back hotly-tipped talent Lau.ra alongside vocalist JessB, for the new single Don't Waste My Time.

Don't Waste My Time by Lau.ra feat. JessB. Photo by Alexander Elizarov Photo by Alexander Elizarov

Multi-talented artist Lau.ra makes her highly anticipated return with another anthemic single, this time featuring a contribution from New Zealand artist JessB. Organic percussion and tough bass patterns set the vibe right from the off, as Lau.ra delivers a production that is raw yet undeniably catchy. Featuring the flawless JessB's expressive lyrics​, t​his garage influenced affair is set to make a huge impact with its oldskool elements and futuristic bass sound. The original is accompanied by an instrumental version as well as a remix from sibling producer duo Model Man, who has recently delivered a fresh interpretation of Prospa's single "Over & Over" on Polydor Records.

Laura perfectly captures the mood of this latest release and describes the song's evolution... "This song was crafted from the minds and skillsets of 4 women on a writing camp for female-identifying producers, writers, and artists back in 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. It's been sat on one of my hard drives since then waiting for its moment and I'm so pleased it's finally come. To me, it sounds like what you'd get if you put 2001 Missy Elliot in a time machine and transported her to a club night in 2055 which is a tribute to 1995 UKG"

Last year's single "Wicked" was a genuine lockdown banger, a perfect follow-up to the aptly-titled "Get Creative", which picking up widespread acclaim. ​2020 brought Laura BBC6 Music playlist action, a BBC Introducing session, an Amazon Music session, 20 million Spotify streams, 2 featured tracks in Nemone's 2020 remixes of the year, and a publishing deal with Ninja Tune. Away from her Lau.ra project Bettinson has released music as one part of alternative act Ultraísta, with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, through her own alt-pop alias FEMME, and has collaborated on a highly successful project between Odesza and Golden Features, aka Bronson.

Lau.ra feat. JessB - Don't Waste My Time
Release Date February 2021
Label Needwant

Tracklist
01. Don't Waste My Time
02. Don't Waste My Time (Instrumental)
03. Don't Waste My Time (Model Man remix)