“Don’t Waste My Time” is a song by American singer Usher. It features vocals from British singer-songwriter Ella Mai. The song was first uploaded to SoundCloud on November 19, 2019, although it was officially released by RCA Records on December 13, 2019 to online music stores and streaming services. It serves as the lead single from Usher’s upcoming ninth studio album Confessions 2. The song was written by Usher, Ella Mai, Vedo, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael-Cox, while production was handled by the latter two. The song takes inspiration in part from “I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)” (1990) by American R&B quintet Hi-Five and “Show You the Way to Go” (1976) by American family group the Jacksons.