With two weeks to go until the release of their second album Story’s Start or End on 9 August and following on from their recent spine-tingling triple j Like A Version, today SAFIA drop the next taste of the album in single ‘Runaway’.
‘Runaway’ builds on the expansive previous single ‘Resolution‘ with a thumping drum groove and textured layers carefully crafted the way SAFIA do best. Once again self-produced by the band, ‘Runaway’ celebrates the world (and universe) around us and compels us to live in the moment.
Before they embark on their AUS/NZ album tour next month, the band will be hosting two exclusive Story’s Start or End album listening parties at secret locations in Sydney and Canberra, where they’ll also unveil a special collaboration they’ve been working on (more to be revealed shortly). Entry to the parties is via pre-order of the album (strictly limited capacity).*
Wednesday 7 August – Sydney
Friday 9 August – Canberra
The band continues their collaboration with ground-breaking designer SUTU, with the ‘Runaway’ and Story’s Start or End album artwork coming to life with AR technology when viewed through the Eyejack app.
Written and produced by the band over the past 2.5 years in their hometown Canberra, the album will include previous singles ‘Resolution’, ‘Think We’re Not Alone’, ‘Starlight’ and ‘Cellophane Rainbow’. Story’s Start or End will showcase 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 will continue that not only sonically but also visually through their live shows.
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.
*To gain entry to the exclusive listening parties, email your proof of album pre-order to email@example.com
STORY’S START OR END – AU/NZ TOUR
Presented by triple j, Niche Productions & UNIFIED
Sat 24 Aug – UC Refectory, Canberra ACT (Lic A/A)
Thu 29 Aug – HQ, Adelaide SA (Lic A/A)
Fri 30 Aug – Metropolis, Fremantle WA (18+)
Fri 6 Sep – The Goods Shed, Hobart TAS (Lic A/A)
Sat 7 Sep – Forum Theatre, Melbourne VIC – 18+ – SOLD OUT
Sun 8 Sep – Forum Theatre, Melbourne VIC – AA
Fri 13 Sep – Wollongong Uni Hall, Wollongong NSW (18+) – Upgraded Venue
Sat 14 Sep – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW (Lic A/A)
Fri 20 Sep – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay NSW (18+)
Sat 21 Sep – The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD (Lic A/A)
Fri 11 Oct – San Fran, Wellington NZ (18+)
Sat 12 Oct – Neck Of The Woods, Auckland NZ (18+)