Australian alternative/electronic trio SAFIA reveal their new single ‘Starlight’

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Australian alternative/electronic trio – SAFIA – can now reveal their new single ‘Starlight’  – following its premiere on triple j radio in Australia.

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Listen to ‘Starlight’ here.

The band debuted the single live this summer at Splendour in the Grass Festival in Australia to a packed crowd (watch the performance wrap-up video here).  

‘Starlight’ signifies a step forward in SAFIA’s sound as a soon-to-be classic – with sprawling vocals and an intoxicating beat, the track is primed for your endless summer playlist.  

Continuing to push boundaries, the band has have also collaborated with VR/AR artist SUTU on animated single artwork that comes to life with the use of the Eyejack app. Download the EyeJack app here, tap ‘SAFIA’ and tap ‘Launch AR’ to watch.

Speaking on the release, SAFIA say “At its core ‘Starlight’ is a song about letting go, and the world that it creates is designed to capture that feeling. In retrospect the song also represents an important shift in perspective, both creatively and personally.”

After supporting Twenty One Pilots on the Pacific Leg of their Emotional Roadshow Tour and on the heels of making their debut appearance in China at Shanghai’s Concrete & Grass Festival SAFIA is are also announcing a handful of intimate Australian performances in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this November, supported by Genesis Owusu.  As festival favorites, SAFIA have also been announced on a number of upcoming line-ups including This ThatBeyond the ValleyOrigin FieldsThe Grass is Greener, and a headline slot for Corona Sunsets. All confirmed dates can be found below.

Comprised of producers/musicians Ben Woolner (vocals), Michael Bell(drums) and Harry Sayers (guitars & synths) SAFIA first broke onto the scene in 2015 with features on Alison Wonderland’s ‘Take It To Reality’ and Peking Duk’s ‘Take Me Over,’ which was certified double-platinum in Australia.  The band dropped their debut album Internal in 2016, landing SAFIA at #2 on the ARIA album charts and #1 on iTunes Internal’s success drew critical praise from the likes of Rolling Stone Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald, the album received ARIA and J Award nominations and saw the band complete a SOLD-OUT national tour.  At the end of 2017, SAFIA followed-up with the single ‘Cellophane Rainbow,’ racking up over 2 MILLION streams and released a second single ‘Freakin’ Out’ earlier this year, which has become a fan favourite with over 1 MILLION streams and the special release of an acoustic version.

Catch the band on their headline tour in Australia or during one of their many festival dates.  For all up-to-date information on music and touring, please stay tuned to


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