This is a track that needed to exist.
It’s been a minute since we heard from Lauriana Mae, but we are happy that she came out of the wilderness to team up with Ro James for such a laidback and sensual track.
Wake Up accomplishes two things. The first is that it gives you a great babymaker for that first night with someone you are in a relationship with. The second is that it addresses the worries that so many people have when they give themselves to someone they have feelings for; are you going to be here in the morning. The way it does both without detracting from either is by focusing on the emotions of the moment and letting the two singers focus on the things that seem to be going through their heads instead of what they are saying to each other.
Add to that a production that is pure R&B with overlaying jazz elements that is smooth and seductive all on it’s own and you have a track that we regret that we can’t buy.