London-based pop singer-songwriter AJ Wander has shared his debut single “Time Out” with an accompanying lyric video. Recorded with producer Brad Mair (Dean Lewis, Jamie Cullum, Kygo), “Time Out” was written in a week, after Wander broke up with his first love. The song is full of lush, piano-driven melodies as Wander belts out his emotions through lyrics that provide profoundness rarely seen from a young songwriter. Premiering on Culture Collide, the outlet referred to “Time Out” as “an honest and raw portrayal of a breakup, as AJ reflects on his own experiences with a depth of emotion that will leave the listener teary eyed and nostalgic of their own past love stories.”
Prior to the ongoing pandemic, Wander had been running himself ragged playing covers at piano bars and hotels across the United Kingdom. Once lockdown hit, he turned all his energy and focus into creating his own music and pushing forward his solo career. Wander’s drive paid off as his new music led him to sign a management and recording deal with Elevation, a USA-based music company that specializes in artist development, and a publishing deal with BDi Music, administered globally by Bucks Music Group. “Time Out” is a prime example of the type of emotive, substantive pop songwriting that makes Wander one of the British artists to watch in 2021.
You can watch the lyric video for “Time Out” below and find the track on streaming platforms now HERE.
Speaking on the track, Wander stated:
“’Time Out’ was written in a flurry a week after breaking up with my first love. It is me turning a corner in my emotional recovery from the split and is the moment I first realised the breakup was for our own good. “Time Out” represents the first time I accepted that she had dreams of her own outside of the world we’d created together and we needed to let each other go.”