At just 21 years of age, British singer, songwriter and musician Althea has dropped two well received EPs- 2016’s 'See My Vision' and 'Cold Thoughts' from earlier this year. Not the one to rest on her oars, she is prepping a new project slated for a 2018 release and this new single "Waitin' Up" sets the stage for the upcoming project. Although she is known for her lush minimalist R&B songs, "Waitin’ Up" sees Althea switching things up to deliver an infectious, soulful and upbeat Caribbean flavoured offering, while continuing to showcase her captivating vocals and forward-thinking R&B sensibilities, with production coming from frequent collaborator Day-O.
Speaking about how the new single came about, Althea says, “‘Waitin' Up’ was a really fun song to make, I was in the studio with Day-O, and we were just vibing and bouncing ideas around the room, and once we had the beat down, the lyrics all flowed out and it came together really naturally. The record is essentially about me playing hard to get with someone who’s keen to see and be with me, and really trying to find out just how much they’re into me”.