Australian trio SAFIA reveal official video for ‘Runaway’ shot during Australian tour / premiered by CLASH

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SAFIA have just completed a hugely successful Australian tour, with seven of the shows sold out in support of their second album Story’s Start Or End. Today the band are releasing a feel-good live video for their track ‘Runaway’ which offers a captivating behind-the-scenes look into the Melbourne and Sydney album shows.

The video comes ahead of this weekend’s album tour shows in New Zealand, as well as festival slots at FKA, NYE In The Park and For The Love.

Accolades for Story’s Start or End were full of praise with GQ Australia saying “Listening to it from top to bottom is like riding a wave of transcendental bliss.”, the Courier Mail awarding it 4.5 stars and saying “the bands attention to detail is obvious – each layer and each sound has a place and purpose. And, each of the 13 tracks is a unique gift for the listener to unwrap” and LNWY hailing it’s “swirling, cinematic production”.

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.

Listen to Story’s Start or End in full on Spotify here.

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.

SAFIA - Runaway (Official Music Video)

Safia Album Final

“‘Runaway’ is another stellar release, and it finds the three-piece moving into bigger, more lavish territory. A startling video, the lights dazzle while SAFIA’s innate musicality pours out of the clip.” – CLASH

“Safia have fully blown up in their native Australia, with good reason. The broad evidence lies in their hundreds of thousands of streams and string of festival sets. More specifically, they prove themselves with “Runaway,” which comes from the trio’s sophomore LP Story’s Start or End. At first the track plays like a pop jam, with Ben Woolner’s voice as the star — then the operation lifts off with a massive (and massively catchy) peak, built of soaring percussion layers, and delivering a major Odesza vibe.” – Billboard Dance

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