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Live Review: Take solace in heartbreak with Wafia's new releveal '83 Days'

5 June 2017 | 7:54 am | Freya Dinesen

Brisbane-based singer songwriter Wafia has gifted her newest single and first release of 2017, entitled '83 Days’, beautifully assembling mellow RnB chic.

Brisbane-based singer songwriter WAFIA has gifted her newest single and first release of 2017, entitled '83 Days’.

The soothing artist has most recently collaborated with with fellow Future Classic comrades Charles Murdoch, Thrupence and Ta-Ku, releasing a full EP and touring with the latter for much of 2016.

‘83 Days’ beautifully assembles Wafia’s organic, heartfelt vocals and rich, mellow RnB chic with production from Toro, displaying raw emotional and vulnerability with genuinely smooth, humble aesthetics.

Co-written by Ben Abraham, ’83 Days’ asserts gentle, masked percussive beats and aloof synth tones, with whimsical piano motifs bringing forward poignant connotations of love and loss.

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Wafia states: “This song comes after someone I love wouldn’t stay. 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.”

Similarly to her previous works, this new track defiantly executes Wafia’s vocal prowess, soaring above the spritely beats and production. This latest offering exhibits a fresh dynamic and expressive sound with a carefully constructed soundscape, which yields a surprisingly organic aura that superbly contrasts with her signature brooding vocal style.

'83 Days' is the first track from a much anticipated new EP, which is set for release via Future Classic later this year.