I/O is the music project of Ayo Olatunji, a solo artist whose R&B-informed sound sticks its toes into the static of Weeknd-like musical textures, but a sound free of that artist’s narcissism and nihilism. “I Wasted My Time,” a single from I/O’s imminent Isolated mixtape, shows off an attractive warmth, and for all of its subtlety and laid-back atmosphere, “I Wasted My Time” signals a bright arrival for Olatunji (who is the grandson of Grammy-winning drummer Babatunde Olatunji). Download “I Wasted My Time” below and look out for the rest later this week.
I/O – “I Wasted My Time”
Isolation is out tomorrow.