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Fantasia Warms up Winter With New, Beachy ‘No Time For It’

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As American Idol inches closer to its final episode, the show’s Season 3 champion, Fantasia, is setting a brand new era into motion.

Yesterday (January 7), the singer released the breezy-yet-declarative “No Time For It,” a here-I-am declaration she insisted could kick-start any lingering New Year’s resolutions. “It’s a new year and I have.. NO TIME FOR IT! This is your anthem!” she tweeted alongside a link to the track, featured above.

The song, beachy enough to convince you January’s a summer month, is one big, fat bit of permission to dismiss hearsay and gossip. “Do you thing, get your change / By the way don’t you think I’mma care ’cause I’m not / Got my mind on my money / And the hate don’t really matter, nah,” she sings over zippy, untiring drums and sunshiny effects.

“No Time For It” is certainly a departure from ‘Tasia’s Idol days, during which she sang tunes popularized by Porgy and Bess and Stevie Wonder, but she might soon return to her roots. When a fan asked on Twitter if she’d consider reappearing on the show for its farewell, she responded: “Absolutely. Bringing it back to where it all started.”

Summertime” Part 2? We’re ready…

Fantasia’s last album, 2013’s Side Effects Of You, included singles “Lose To Win” and “Without Me.”

Listen to “No Time For It” above and share your thoughts in the comments!

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