Watch: Safia - Embracing Me
Safia embrace some stunning visuals in their newest release.
From Australian trio Safia comes a stunningly picturesque video to accompany their latest single, Embracing Me. Featuring the trio (Ben Woolner-Kirkham, Harry Sayers and Michael Bell) amongst a cast of 50 friends and family, the video is a soulful and heartfelt narrative shot in the trio’s hometown city of Canberra.
Vocalist Ben Woolner-Kirkham's ethereal falsetto would be quite at home in a church choir, and the video fittingly narrates a star-crossed romance within an Amish-style commune. The cinematography is superb, and the acting of high quality, including familiar face David Roberts (Home & Away, Offspring and the criminally underrated film The Square - watch it) as the preacher. A high quality instrumentation of tender synths and catchy pop beats accompanies the sunny visuals. It’s a stark contrast to Safia's earlier and darker single, Counting Sheep, and is evidence of the trio’s diversity.
Embracing Me has attained earworm status by reaching #3 on Hype Machine and clocking over 100k plays on SoundCloud. For those lucky to have tickets to Splendour in the Grass, you can embrace Safia's dreamy sound on July 25. Otherwise, make sure you catch a show on their final Australian tour for 2015:
Saturday 8 August // Beats In The Heat - Karratha WA – ALL AGES
Saturday 15 August // Darwin Festival - Darwin NT
Thursday 20 August // Karova Lounge - Ballarat VIC
Friday 21 August // Bended Elbow - Geelong VIC
Monday 24 August // Corner Hotel - Melbourne VIC – NOW ON SALE
Thursday 27 August // Wollongong Uni Bar - Wollongong NSW
Sunday 30 August // The Small Ballroom - Newcastle NSW – NOW ON SALE
Wednesday 2 September // Woolly Mammoth - Brisbane QLD – NOW ON SALE
Friday 4 September // The Beach Hotel - Byron Bay NSW
Thursday 10 September // The Factory Theatre - Sydney NSW – ALL AGES – NOW ON SALE
Saturday 12 September // ANU Bar - Canberra ACT
Friday 18 September // Fowlers Live - Adelaide SA – ALL AGES
Saturday 19 September // Amplifier Bar - Perth WA
Sunday 20 September // Mojo’s Bar - Fremantle WA