WAFIA’S DEBUT EP XXIX OUT TODAY
“HEARTBURN” #1 ON HYPE MACHINE
XXIX, the debut EP from Brisbane-based singer, songwriter and producer Wafia, is out today on cult Australian label Future Classic. The EP, named for the elemental symbol for copper, features four new tracks with production from Ta-ku and Thrupence and an appearance by Brisbane’s Vancouver Sleep Clinic. Watch a video about the making of XXIX, created by Wafia, here and get XXIX here.
“It has been a big part of my life for the two years it’s taken me to make,” Wafia says of the EP. “This video (composed mostly of the scraps of Snapchat videos I remembered to save) serves as a glimpse at my time in all the studios that have housed me and all the people I have been lucky enough to work with.”
“Heartburn,” Wafia’s debut original track and the lead single from the EP, has been streamed more than 700,000 times since its release and reached #1 on the Hype Machine viral chart. Listen to the track, co-produced by Ta-ku and co-written with Ben Abraham, here.
Wafia recently made her North American live debut alongside Ta-ku at Future Classic’s MoMA PS1 Sunday Session, performing “Heartburn” as well as her cover of Kanye West and Estelle’s “American Boy” with Ta-Ku, “American Girl.” The two also joined Charles Murdoch for a rendition of “Frogs.”
Wafia, the solo project of Wafia Al-Rikabi, rose to prominence after posting a Thrupence-produced cover of Mario’s “Let Me Love You” online in 2012. The track reached #1 on Hype Machine shortly thereafter and has been streamed more than five million times since its release.
For more information, please contact Reid Kutrow, Cami Opere or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.
XXIX TRACK LIST
2. The Raid
4. شيطان (Untitled)
5. Fading Through feat. Vancouver Sleep Clinic