Keyboardist and vocalist Laura Mitchell and composer John Young have released their latest collaboration, the pensive ‘Killing Time’.
Inspired by a long-haul flight delay, Young crafts a timeless melody on the single, brought to life through the wonderfully melancholic voice of Mitchell.
The pair were also aided by pianist David Bennett, who delivers a brilliant feeling of blues to the track.
Though the song pays tribute to the music of a bygone era, its melodies and meanings allow the song to transcend genre and time. The opening lines “I was never the girl for you, I was only passing through” also present listeners with familiar themes of relationships and breakups.
Mitchell has spoken before about her complicated relationship with music, losing her passion for writing songs at university and working as a singer in a wedding band:
“I suffered from stage fright for a long time, but through the wedding band, the ability to put on the dress and heels and become a rock star – singing other people’s songs, I become someone else”.
‘Killing Time’ is a brilliant and beautiful song from an artist brimming with potential. You can find Laura Mitchell through the following links: