Bree Whitworth makes it clear one Time is not enough with her new single and Shamus Musik remix — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
A heartfelt romantic ballad that delivers full-on ‘80s nostalgia a la Heart, The Bangles and others, Time is about meeting the right person at the wrong time. It’s a situation the Vancouver artist feels has been amplified due to the pandemic, and she speaks from experience; as COVID shuttered the world, Whitworth was also experiencing the end of a relationship, and the grief and self-reflection that go along with it.
“Sometimes, the only crime, really, is bad timing with no other explanation, but somehow it leaves you feeling like the criminal,” Whitworth explains. “I really felt like others would connect with these lyrics, probably with many going through similar situations of their own during the past 18 months.”
During lockdown, Whitworth’s main solace was her piano, so she took to what she knows best — turning heartbreak into song. Time and another upcoming single, Mister Wrong, were written during this introspective period, working via Zoom with longtime producer Winston Hauschild. Months later, when restrictions eased up, Bree traveled to the Treehouse Studio on Bowen Island to record vocals for the tracks while still never physically being in the same room as Hauschild.
The Shamus Goes to Hollywood remix of Time expands the song into a joyous dance-floor banger — her latest collaboration with Nova Scotia electronic producer Shamus Musik. “I was super excited to work with Shamus again,” says Whitworth. “I gave him full permission to go to town to make the remix as upbeat and dancy as possible, and of course, he did not disappoint.”
Whitworth and Shamus Musik previously collaborated on the remix for the single Don’t Let Me Go, from her 2019 EP Siren Songs. The two have never met in person, living on opposite sides of Canada, but they’ve forged a long-distance creative relationship.