Australian rap duo Cult Shotta features on this new jam from LOVER.
“Waiting Up” is the killer new single from LOVER that blends so many elements of different genres it’s hard to describe. With a dreamy, atmospheric opening, the song quickly transitions to trap when Cult Shotta comes in. Produced by Litche and Tanssi the song is inspired by LOVER’s recent move, as he describes below:
“’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.”
LOVER also shared a bit about how his collaboration with Cult Shotta came about:
“I knew Charlie (of Cult Shotta) would be the perfect choice for that extra part I was after. I knew he’d bring something fresh to the sound, and after few weeks of back & forth, he came through with two verses that I was really happy with. He took the mood I was aiming to create and added more of a story to it, which he is a genius at; being really visual with his lyrics.”
You can find “Waiting Up” from LOVER on our Tasty! Jams playlists.