PREMIERE: Safia ‘You are the One’

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PREMIERE: Safia ‘You are the One’

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.

Friday, 19th September
The Factory, Maroochydore QLD
Tickets: Music Glue / Moshtix

Saturday, 20th September
Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane QLD
Tickets: Music Glue / Moshtix

Sunday, 21st September 
‘Stranded’, Gold Coast QLD
Tickets: Moshtix

Thursday, 25th September 
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
Tickets: Music Glue / Northcote Social Club

Friday, 26th September
Star Bar, Bendigo VIC
Tickets: Music Glue / Moshtix

Saturday, 27th September
Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
Tickets: Music Glue / OzTix

Saturday, 4th October
‘Yours & Owls’ 4th Birthday, Wollongong NSW
Tickets: Yours And Owls / Dash Tickets

Sunday, 5th October 
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
Tickets: Music Glue / Moshtix

Friday, 31st October
‘Halloween Party’ @ The Bakery, Perth WA
Tickets: The Bakery


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