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Time Wasters Are ‘Out of Luck’ in Tkay Maidza’s New Single

The track was named as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record this week

Tkay Maidza

Dana Trippe

Tkay Maidza has no time for time wasters on the latest taste of her forthcoming album, Sweet Justice.

Titled “Out of Luck”, the rapper and singer collaborates with Lolo Zouaï and Amber Mark to produce a defiant anthem decrying the people who contribute nothing to our lives.

As Tkay says, “Out of Luck” – which was named as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record this week – is an “unapologetic song about moving on from a time waster and almost laughing at the lengths they go to try and return. It’s over.”

“Early in the morning / You messed up, you lonely / I am not that type / So try another time,” Tkay confidently blasts in the single.

“Out of Luck” will feature on Tkay’s second album, Sweet Justice, set for release in November. It’s the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to her 2016 self-titled debut, which earned two nominations at the 2017 ARIA Awards (Best Urban Album and Breakthrough Artist).

According to a press release, Sweet Justice is “a breakup record” in the traditional sense, with the songs detailing Maidza’s battles to overcome her self-doubt and warped sense of self.

Sweet Justice was a way for me to channel my emotions from what I’ve experienced in the last two years,” Tkay says. “It’s a diary of things and thoughts I’ve kept to myself. Making the record was a healing experience and I’m grateful to have worked with producers who have inspired me throughout my career.””

The album also features recent single “Silent Assassin”, a thrilling collaboration with Flume, and “Ring-a-Ling”, a track about finding confidence in one’s self.

Earlier this year, Tkay Maidza stole the show on “Show Me the Money”, a collaboration with Snakehips. “Acclaimed electronic duo Snakehips are highly selective when it comes to their collaborators, and there was no chance that working with Tkay Maidza wouldn’t pay off,” Rolling Stone AU/NZ wrote in naming “Show Me the Money” as a Song You Need to Know.

Tkay Maidza’s “Out of Luck” (ft. Lolo Zouaï & Amber Mark)  is out now. Sweet Justice is out Friday, November 3rd digitally and on transparent red vinyl (AU/NZ exclusive) via Dew Process & Universal Music AU (pre-save/pre-order here).