Ah, the mid-20s. Those rough-and-tumble years where most of us discover that the “American Dream” sold to us throughout our youth and adolescence is just that — a dream.
Surely, that realization gives us plenty to sort through, as we’re met with new “real world” pressures, for which a college classroom could never have prepared us. That’s the moment Til Now speaks to on his latest single, “Waste My Life.”
“Waste My Life” was written, recorded, and produced in its entirety by Til Now songsmith Aaron Marmolejos. Never one to let a creative moment slip by, the Tampa-based artist found inspiration for the single while on the road. He then tracked the vocals on a portable console in the back seat of his car, before bringing the project home for finishing touches.
The end result? An emotionally gripping track about balancing your ambitions with the burdens of everyday life. Til Now’s heart-on-his-sleeve vocal delivery and shimmering tone calls to mind the late, great Chester Bennington, while a glowing, pensive synthwave backdrop injects a colorful 80s sensibility into the track.
Check it out below. We hope that it helps you solve the riddle of where you’re going in life!
How fitting for us, an independent music outlet, to unveil the latest, freshest edition of our independent music playlist to celebrate the Fourth of July?
It’s worth noting that there are some VIBES on this one. It’s rich with R&B and soul, but that’s not all she wrote. This week’s playlist also brings the rock, delivers some bars, and even has some tender, heartfelt Americana to appeal to those tastes.
All and all, it’s a dazzling sonic fireworks show. Jump in!
Studies show that Monday is the day of the week when the most people want to escape reality.
OK, so those “studies” are really just observations of folks complaining about having to go back to work on social media. At any rate — and no matter what you’re trying to escape from — Nashville-based artist Fiona Maura has a cosmic new pop single for you!