We Pick Wafia

Every day, every night, and every single week– we’ve got nothing but ‘good things’ to say about our new fave!

Wafia’s EP Good Things walks you through so many emotions in only 18 minutes. There’s songs detailing the confusion people feel after dealing with a romantic (or platonic!) breakup, about accepting yourself as enough, and using negativity thrown your way as motivation and driving force. Keep reading to learn more about this Australian-based songstress!

Have you picked up any new skills/learned anything new since quarantine began? 

There have been so many iterations of myself in quarantine, I’ve had baking and cooking phases but now I’m on to tennis haha. 

There’s  a cool TikTok trend of people dancing to your music! What was your initial reaction? 

Definitely blew me away, it awesome to watch people feel good about themselves accompanied by my song!

We’re LOVING ‘Pick Me’! The piano is such a cool touch to have added! Can you talk a bit about the ideas behind the song and how it came to be? 

I had just gone through a major break up with my ex because he essentially couldn’t see me as both a partner and an artist. It was very clear to me that to stay with him would mean giving up a lot of myself. I couldn’t do that to me or to us. 

You finished a tour recently, congrats! What would you say is the most rewarding part of performing live?

I’d do anything to be back on tour right now, that tour in January feels like a world away. I love knowing that the band and myself are locked in. I love meeting as many people as I can after the shows. I miss it all. 

How would you describe your growth as an artist, from ‘XXIX’ to your latest release ‘Hurricane’? 

It’s definitely a lot lighter and freere. I’d like to think I’ve grown a lot as a person in between those and I’ve been able to shed that heaviness that I think I’ve been carrying for a long time. I wanted to be invisible then, I don’t think I want that any more. 

 Who or what is your muse of inspiration when writing music? 

My own emotions and feelings are what lead my songwriting. I don’t really know how to write from any other place. 

What is one thing you want your listeners to take away from your music? 

Hopefully to put words or music to a feeling that they can keep returning to.

 What is a goal you hope to achieve at any point in your career? 

I’ve very ambitious but find it hard to define it out loud haha.

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