Meet Wafia Al-Rikabi AKA Wafia, the 22-year-old Brisbane-based songwriter and vocalist who has announced the highly anticipated release of her latest single ‘Heartburn’ following a premiere on triple j’s Good Nights with Linda Marigliano and details of her forthcoming XXIX EP out November 20 via Future Classic. Listen to it here.
‘Heartburn’ follows our initial introduction to her back in December 2012 with the impressive cover of Mario’s ‘Let Me Love You‘ that topped Hype Machine charts and amassed over 5 million online plays to date. More recently, she featured on ‘Breathe In’ with Japanese Wallpaper and Charles Murdoch’s ‘Frogs’ alongside Ta-ku and Hak. Wafia also recently teamed up with Ta-ku once more with a #1 Hype Machine accredited cover of Kanye West and Estelle’s ‘American Boy’ (re-titled ‘American Girl’) which is available to stream here.
Labels: Future Classic