WAFIA

WAFIA

credit: Zoe Lawrence

WAFIA - I'm Good

Wafia is a Netherlands-born, Brisbane, Australia-based musician of Arab descent. She had an intercontinental upbringing before beginning to write songs as a break from pre-med studies at university. Today, WAFIA makes brooding pop music with a soulful delivery. Her solo EP “VIII” saw release in 2017 prominently written with long-term collaborator Ben Abraham, who's also worked with artists ranging from Demi Lovato to Kesha and Gallant. Wafia then made waves lending her angelic vocals to Louis the Child’s smash summer jam “Better Not”; The song has accumulated over 67 millions of streams on Spotify, peaking at #8 on the US Viral Chart. Wafia joined the Interscope Records duo to perform the song during their sets at Coachella and the stunning Red Rocks Amphitheatre. During all the buzz, Wafia retreated to a studio in Los Angeles to begin quietly working on new music. In August of 2018, she unveiled the first creation from that process, an upbeat track entitled “I’m Good.” The song was co-written by Wrabel (Ellie Goulding, Adam Lambert), produced by Rogét Chahayed (Travis Scott, Solange) and Grammy-nominated writer/ producer John Hill (Portugal. The Man, Foster The People).

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Genre: Pop
Subgenre: R & B
From: Brisbane, AUSTRALIA