The singer-songwriter's new single morphs from torch singing to gentle house with impressive grace.
Best known as the lead singer/songwriter for Bitter:Sweet, Shana Halligan has ventured out on her own and is set to release a new solo album entitled Back to Me this fall. "Been Waiting" is the first single from the record, a sumptuous blend of melodramatic piano balladry and a gently pulsating electronic rhythm that gradually escalates into a swanky little house beat. What starts off as forlornly sad becomes almost celebratory in its misery, as if she's dancing the pain away.
"I came up with this song on the piano one night in my purest voice," Halligan says. "The story here is a case of 'we plan and God laughs'. The world has a way of showing us the most perfect lesson and undiscovered beauty through perfect or 'imperfect' timing to teach us strength, and in my case, what it means to really love."
Back to Me will be released 16 October on Plug Research Music.