SAFIA have done something that doesn’t come easy. Blast off an expansive second album filled with fun, yet challenging, emotionally driven tracks that move through a spectrum of dance and electronic, be it buzzing floor movers or strung out feelsy ballads.
‘Story’s Start or End’ is a 13-track album journey of which we’ve already been privy to with singles “Runaway”, “Resolution” and “Think We’re Not Alone” – all of which have been impressive primers to the official release. The album was no walk in the park with it taking the last two and a half years to record and produce in their hometown of Canberra.
“More than ever before, we had time for reflection with this album. After the success of the first record, we had the benefit of experience and hindsight on our side, and that gave us the freedom to think about exactly who we wanted to be and what we wanted to say as artists.” – Lead vocalist Ben Woolner
With a full look and listen of the album, it’s easy to see just how well these early tracks place alongside other favourites including “Think About You” and semi-psych cut “Cellophane Rainbow”. This makes ‘Story’s Start or End’ an authentic listening journey at a time when a lot of artists are looking for substance.
One of the biggest calls of SAFIA is their ability to perform live, something they’ve earned through exhaustive touring over the course of the bands time with recent stops at Splendour in the Grass, Beyond The Valley, Origin Fields and more.
As a celebratory to any album release will be a full national tour through August and September (check dates here).
SAFIA – ‘Story’s Start of End’
Think We’re Not Alone
Think About You
Better of Alone
Animal At Most
Maybe You’ll Love Again
Story’s Start or End
SAFIA ‘Story’s Start or End’ is out now on Warner Music Australia, click here for Spotify, Apple, Tidal and more!