“Cool, yearning R&B” —The FADER

“This Future Classic signee is flawless” —Run The Trap

“With production characterized by weary low-end rumbles and resonant keys, [Ta-ku and Wafia] float above the music, playing off each other’s harmonies.” —NPR

“23-year-old singer songwriter Wafia is undoubtedly one of the most exciting Australian artists to emerge in recent years.” —Howl & Echoes

83 Days,” the first solo release from rising Dutch-Iraqi vocalist and songwriter Wafia, premieres today—listen here. The new song, produced by Toro (Tory Lanez, Cashmere Cat, Kehlani) and co-written with Ben Abraham, is the first track from a new EP set for release on Future Classic this summer.

“This song comes after someone I love wouldn’t stay,” says Wafia. I developed an obsession with noting down the ways their absence was so loud and present. How intangible they had become. How intangible the memories I was left with are. How I reminisce on only the highest points of the situation that I know were so bad for me. How something that ceased to exist anymore could be felt constantly.”

“83 Days” follows last year’s collaborative EP with Future Classic labelmate Ta-ku, (m)edian, and the duo’s subsequent critically acclaimed world tour. Watch them perform for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert here.

Wafia, born in the Netherlands and now based in Australia, is 23-year-old Wafia Al-Rikabi. She rose to prominence after posting a Thrupence-produced cover of Mario’s “Let Me Love You” online. The release of Wafia’s debut EP XXIX, which featured the viral hit “Heartburn,” followed in 2015.

For more information, please contact Reid Kutrow, Cami Opere or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.


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