Written by: Joshua Eferighe (@jman23j)
The resurgence of R&B in Chicago is undeniable at this point, and Shawnee Dez can hold her own with the best of them.
“Wasted Time” is Shawnee’s latest offering and it shows off her vocal power, soul and grace. With the assistance of Matt Hines -- who laid down some of the jazziest rifts you’ll ever hear -- the track takes you on a journey through your feels and makes you want to hit the repeat button when you’ve arrived at the ending.
The Chicago Southsider has been performing since the age of five and started taking things serious in high school and when you hear Shawnee, the time she’s put in is evident. What’s more impressive, in my humble opinion, is her ear -- everything she records over has a funk and soul that makes you yearn to hear her live.
Keep your eyes peeled on what she has coming next.