Haley Reinhart has been getting some recent notice through her guest vocalist appearances on youtube sensation Postmodern Jukebox’s channel. But what you might not remember was that she was a contestant on season ten of American Idol. Reinhart even released a thoroughly retro inspired debut album back in 2012. that’s where “Wasted Tears” comes from.
Make no mistake, Reinhart is the star of the track, her vocals smoky and sultry, a throwback to soulful pop singers such as Martha Reeves. “Wasted Tears” even resembles Martha Reeves and the Vandella’s “Heat Wave.” There is also a soul-gospel feel to the start of the song with a choir of “oooooh’s” that continue throughout the track.
“Wasted Tears” is full of sass in its lyrics alone
“So take your promises, get on your way/I’m burning memories up in flames/Cause I can see now the clouds are clear/I’ve been crying, wasted, wasted tears”
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