Single of the Day: Wafia “Bodies” (2017)

When is Wafia ever releasing anything other than intensely emotional music? Never, would be the answer. Her XXIX EP firmly established the Brisbane-based artist as one to watch, though in her lyricism and musicality, it was instantly evident that there was much more potential to be tapped into that what we were seeing on surface level (which was already a lot).

Wafia’s new single “Bodies” is another step forward for the artist as she continues to wear personal stories on her sleeve and articulate such candid experiences beautifully through music. This song relates back to her family’s experiences and struggles in amongst the current on going situation in Syria. As Wafia explains, certain parallels were drawn when writing “Bodies”.

“The idea is that I wanted to draw similarities between the large groups of Syrian Refugees walking miles to safety and those that can protest freely in the western world. I can’t think of anything more human and simple than reminding ourselves that we are fragile bodies but the strength that can come of bodies in large numbers.”

“We live in a world where so many things are difficult and divisive but I wanted this song to be accessible and inclusive because at the end of the day we all want to be a part of something bigger than us and this is the best way I knew how to portray that.”

Check it out below!

Wafia is set to appear on stage supporting London Grammar in Brisbane in a few weeks, while hitting the east coast for her own shows and Field Day in Sydney next January.

September 23rd | Riverstage, BRISBANE | Supporting London Grammar
September 29th | Oxford Art Factory, SYDNEY | with Buoy & Special Guests
October 5th | The Corner Hotel, MELBOURNE | with Buoy & Special Guests
January 1st | Field Day Festival, SYDNEY

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