Known for being one of Australia’s best live acts, Safia’s immersive theatrical stage show is not just about the music, but rather the performance as well, inviting the audience on their journey with them. The Electronic/Indie Pop band will blow you away with their latest single ‘Fall Right Back to You,’ off their highly anticipated third album ‘A Lover’s Guide To A Lucid Dream.’
The Canberra based trio take you on an immersive journey of love, letting go and finding oneself, in this heavily synched and bass driven track with a vocal overlay that work brilliantly together. It’s evident that this track has been heavily influenced by the diverse sounds of artists such as Feed Me, Major Lazer and Chet Faker, to name a few.
The name Safia in Arabic means 'pure' and this is certainly a word that encapsulates the trios music. The way they experiment with combining instruments, electronic elements and vocals are nothing short of pure.
The opening of the track gives off the atmosphere of walking into the unknown and a world of contemplation. It subliminally draws the listener in with its moody vocal and heavy synth and bass loops, taking them on a journey of what it’s like to try to move on, but not being able to let go, with the ominous lyrics of ‘I don’t love you | I need to let you go, but I fall right back to you’ resonating in the chorus and echoing through the song. The track is emotional, plunging the listener willingly or not into the raw emotion of love lost.
Describing the single the band explains,
“This was written the day of a long-term relationship ending, it is about not being able to let go of someone or something because of the fear of the unknown.”
This track comes as the sixth single to be released off their latest album, joining ‘Float,’ The Thing About Love,’ ‘Today,’ ‘Falling Down’ and the title track, ‘A Lover’s Guide to a Lucid Dream.’
Formed in 2012, the band embarked on a remarkable journey that left an unforgettable mark on their early career, capturing the public's attention by clinching the 2012 'Groovin' The Moo comp'. In 2014, they further solidified their presence by collaborating with artists such as Peking Duk, Indian Summer, and Alison Wonderland. They've toured alongside musical heavyweights like Twenty One Pilots, Lorde, and Disclosure.
They also achieved international notoriety with their breakout single in 2013 ‘Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues’ achieving platinum status in Australia following up with the single ‘Counting Sheep’ which gained a staggering 700 million streams in China and achieved over 200 million streams to date in Australia. Safia’s debut album ‘Internal’ achieved gold status and peaked at number 2 on the 2016 ARIA album charts with the singles ‘Make them Wheels Roll’ and ‘Embracing Me’ also achieving gold status. Following their 2019 sophomore album ‘Story’s Start Or End, the single ‘Starlight’ achieved gold status.
If you aren't already hooked on Safia, prepare to be, as their latest single will undoubtably captivate your senses and have you 'Falling Right Back' to them!
See Safia live on their ‘Lucid Dream’ national tour this October through to December. Find tickets and tour dates here.
About the Author
Debra Sherwood is a Freelance Journalist. Having obtained a Bachelors Degree in Communications/ Journalism in 2018. She has been working at honing her skills being a contributing writer for various publications and worked with the Games News Service at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. This has also helped broaden her knowledge base of other industries, but her true passion has always been music. She wants to share her passion for music through her words and hopes that this helps artists prosper in their occupation of making music. When she is not writing about music, she is immersing herself in it, attending live shows and is not afraid to tackle any musical genre. She believes that everyone has a voice to be heard.