Canberra trio Safia have had a pretty staggering rise to the top of the electronic pile this year. Their unique blend of melodic electropop, soulful vocals and groovy beats have been hitting the radio waves hard and been filling up dance floors around the country.
Today, we’re pretty excited to premiere their new single “You are the One.” It’s more top-heavy than their earlier singles “Paranoia, Ghosts and Other Sounds”‘ and “Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues,” focusing more on the synthy groove, and less of a rumbling bass. It opens with a vocals-only melody that oozes with a rich, emotional senstivity. The atmosphere builds as the synth and airy vocal layers stagger their way in – but the bluesy ballad stops right there.
The beats drops. The funk begins.
And funky, it is. The groovy melody is seriously lush, with crooner Ben Woolner (who’s recently collaborated with Peking Duk) showing off an impressive falsetto and a sensual, husky voice. Synth bleeps and bloops fill the soundscape, creating a sort of futuristic pop-r&b tone.
All in all, this is the perfect start to your summer playlist.
SAFIA National Tour Dates
Tickets on sale now.
Sunday, 21st September
‘Stranded’, Gold Coast QLD
Friday, 31st October
‘Halloween Party’ @ The Bakery, Perth WA
Tickets: The Bakery