Soleima‘s latest single ‘Wasted’ throws an instant veil of chic and lucid cool over her listeners, with liquid vocals and a modern take on soul and funk instrumentals.

Her vocal tone is youthful and distinctive; both soothing and playful, cutting the line somewhere between AlunaGeorge and NAO. Like NAO, these are artists that have created a distinguished corner for themselves in today’s music scene, demanding attention from modern pop audiences looking for something fresh.

The song’s meaning has a double entendre; the more obvious feelings of being drunk or high, but also the deeper connotations of opportunity cost for those who don’t have the same possibilities as those who are more fortunate. Soleima has certainly utilised the opportunities that were open to her, and ‘Wasted’ should open the door to many more.