Premiere – estella – Wasting My Time

“A delicious slice of indie-pop”, that’s how budding singer-songwriter estella describes her debut single ‘Wasting My Time’. The Nottingham-based lyricist wrote this, her introduction track, about her experience of living in lockdown.

It seems that in times of greatest hardship, we find human resilience can take up a beautiful form in the most creative of spaces. That can certainly be said for estella and ‘Wasting My Time’, this lilting ode to her personal struggles coming through quarantine as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

It’s a wonderful play on the continuum which exists in music. You can be going through a tough time personally but listening to someone else’s experience of similar situations can really lift your soul.

But to offer more on the track itself, ‘Wasting My Time’ is a pure piece of catchy, synth-pop which rises and floats dreamily at just the right times. estella’s angelic, yet delicate, vocal is carried beautifully over the top and absolutely brings to the fore flashbacks of the vulnerability we all felt at some point during the recent restrictions. A brilliant introduction to her as an artist and, in my opinion, a perfect waste of time. I’m looking forward to hearing more.

Tom Spruce