ALBUM REVIEW: SAFIA – Story’s Start Or End 

They’ve worked hard to gain the title of one of Australia’s best live acts and they continue to own that status. In the lead up to the release of their debut album ‘Internal’, they were opening for the likes of Lorde and playing huge sets at Splendour In The Grass (and every other festival under the sun). Then with the release of ‘Internal’ they were selling out huge headlining shows and growing their innovative production in a bright and colourful way. 

With the recent release of their sophomore studio album ‘Story’s Start Or End’, the dynamic three piece from Canberra are hitting the road again for their biggest Australian tour yet. And their bold new album highlights an experimental layering that is going to bring their production to new heights. Opening with the pulsating ‘Ivory Lullaby’, they don’t mess around by diving straight into the DIY and singalong moments of ‘Starlight’, ‘Think We’re Not Alone’ and ‘Runaway’. But this album isn’t just full of festival ready moments, as it also provides cinematic and dreamy influenced moments that are less polished and more experimental in their nature. ‘White Lies’, ‘Better Off Alone’ and ‘Animal At Most’ are the best representations of this sonical movement as they find a way to get grittier with their delivery. 

Stripping their sound back briefly, ‘Think About You’ and ‘Resolution’ are songs that are more about atmosphere and emotions as they offer moody and dreamy production in these rare open moments. 

‘Story’s Start Or End’ is a strong collection of tracks that continues the formation of SAFIA’s artistry in it’s authentic and collaborative way. It’s a record that doesn’t hold back and dives into full experimentation mode which is a risk that has always paid off for them. 

Purchase a SIGNED copy of SAFIA’s new album from Sanity HERE; https://www.sanity.com.au/products/2424896/Storys-Start-Or-End–SIGNED-COPY 

SAFIA Australian Tour

Saturday 24 August – UC Refectory, Canberra 

Thursday 29 August – HQ, Adelaide 

Friday 30 August – Metropolis, Fremantle 

Friday 6 September – The Goods Shed, Hobart

Saturday 7 September – The Forum, Melbourne *SOLD OUT*

Sunday 8 September – The Forum, Melbourne 

Friday 13 September – Wollongong Uni Hall, Wollongong 

Saturday 14 September – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Friday 20 September – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay

Saturday 21 September – The Tivoli, Brisbane