In the past year SAFIA have made a celebrated return to Splendour in the Grass, and graced festival stages including Beyond the Valley, Origin Fields, This That, The Grass is Greener, The Drop and a headline slot at Corona Sunsets. They also completed a sold-out run of limited capacity shows down the East Coast of Australia and played to adoring crowds in China twice.
On top of that, they dropped their highly acclaimed album. Story’s Start or End. Written and produced by the band over the past 2.5 years in their hometown Canberra, Story’s Start or End includes previous singles ‘Resolution’, ‘Think We’re Not Alone’, ‘Starlight’ and ‘Cellophane Rainbow’.
The album showcased the Australian three-piece’s bold vision and fine attention to detail, with intricate production and adventurous arrangements underpinning thoughtful musings on identity, growth, and understanding. As a band they are known for forging entire sonic landscapes with rich, cinematic detail and Story’s Start or End continues that not only sonically but also visually through their live shows.
We caught up with Ben from SAFIA on The Music Weekly in light of their upcoming shows with For The Love festival: