Canberra golden boys SAFIA have just been absolutely killing it this past year. From supporting superstar Lorde, appearing at national and international festivals to selling out their own national tour the boys have been kicking ass and taking names. Announcing their new single “Embracing Me” with its first spin on Triple J ahead of what is sure to be a must see set at Splendour In the Grass.
Embracing Me is a track wrapped in soul filled melodies and lofty pop highs. Coming out of the darkness of Counting Sheep this song in comparison is bathed in an uplifting light. Would it be strange if I could pull comparisons to the euphoric feelings of Madonna’s Like A Prayer when I listen to this?
Woolner’s vocals remain stunning and evocative as they rise and fall through the glitchy vocal samples and quirky drums that adorn the chorus. There’s a moment in the track when Ben’s voice echoes in the background under celestial strings and synths that is something of a falling to your feet in front of the altar moment in the track.
The boys weren’t content with just one surprise for their fans though. The boys will be hitting the road straight after Splendour with a slew of dates across the country showcasing their lofty soul-pop electronica sound to the masses. Check out the dates as well as Embracing me below.
Triple J Present;
Embracing Me Tour
Saturday 8th August | Beats In The Heat, Karratha WA – ALL AGES
Saturday 15th August | Darwin Festival ,Darwin NT
Thursday 20th August | Karova Lounge , Ballarat VIC
Friday 21st August | Bended Elbow, Geelong VIC
Saturday 22nd August | Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Thursday 27th August | Wollongong Uni Bar, Wollongong NSW
Saturday 29th August | The Small Ballroom, Newcastle NSW
Thursday 3rd September | Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane QLD
Friday 4th September | The Beach Hotel, Byron Bay NSW
Friday 1th1 September | The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW – ALL AGES
Saturday 12th September | ANU Bar, Canberra ACT
Friday 18th September | Fowlers Live, Adelaide SA – ALL AGES
Saturday 19th September | Amplifier Bar, Perth WA
Sunday 20th September | Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle