Wafia releases a meaningful video for her latest single Bodies
According to director Alli Coates, the video is a "visual representation of the social divide ripping our world apart."
Calling Wafia one of Australia's most important musicians back with the release of Bodies was a big call, but it's a call we'll stick to. Bodies shined some much-needed light on the refugee crisis currently enveloping Syria using the personal story of her own Syrian family as inspiration, layering some deeply personal and heartfelt lyrics above an upbeat and empowering production which dazzled across the single's three minutes. With her XIII EP quickly approaching (it's out October 13 through Future Classic), this week sees the single's official video arrive, continuing to highlight the themes Bodies so beautifully touched on. It's quite a tough one to explain, so I think I'll leave that to the video's director Alli Coates. "The video is a visual representation of the social divide ripping our world apart," the LA-based director explains. "The old world regimes of the west are clinging to this idea of a homogenised, heteronormative, nationalist society. Young men are trained to be aggressive, and women are trained to be pageant ready pieces of meat.”
Watch the video for Bodies below, and be sure to grab tickets to Wafia's forthcoming east-coast tour dates HERE.
Tour Dates (w/ BUOY & Annie Bass):
Fri 29 September - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Thu 5 October - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
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