Singer Bethany Cosentino told Artist Direct
the story of this track. "When I wrote 'Wasted Time,' I knew it would be the last song on the album," she said. "I wanted to have song that was very cinematic. I feel like when a record has a very epic ending song, it captures this really special thing. When bands end albums with a song that stands out from everything else, it's very cool, and it leaves you saying, 'Wow, that record's done.' I wanted to explore that. When I demoed it and sent it to Bobb [Bruno, multi-instrumentalist, production], he was like, 'I think we should keep this one really minimal.'"
"Our drummer Brady [Miller] played Timpani on it and doctored the synth parts," Cosentino continued. "It's very minimal. We wanted to have something that was cinematic and epic conclusion."