Safia – Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues


I know this isn’t a new song, but every time I hear it, it gets stuck in my head on repeat for hours. It’s so simple, just the same four lines, but with such a hypnotic and dreamy tune it gets right under your skin, with just the right amount of frustration to the lyrics. Then comes the nice gradual build right before the drop, entering into an electronic, almost dubstep sound.

Safia is a 3-piece indie-electronic band hailing from our capital, Canberra. Those crooning vocals are courtesy of Ben Woolner, with Michale Bell on drums and Harry Sayers looking after the guitar and synths. Although soul and electronic don’t seem to be the best partners on paper, somehow Safia manages to pull it off with a song I can’t help but press ‘replay’ to.


Hometown: Canberra, ACT, Australia.
Sounds like: The Kite String Tangle, Pretty Girls
Say what? They’re a production crew, but apparently they decided to do things a little differently for this track, and was initially written with just a piano, pen and paper.

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