Wafia Al-Rikabi AKA WAFIA is a 22 year old artist who hails from Brisbane, and she’s just unveiled her latest single ‘Heartburn’ – lifted from her forthcoming XXIX EP. The single has been gathering some considerable hype since its release and has served as a fitting introduction to WAFIA as one of Australia’s most breathtaking young vocalists. Aided by Ta-ku on production duties, Heartburn is an incredibly layered and ambitious undertaking. Whilst there’s elements of more immediately recognisable downtempo hip hop and trap music at the forefront, it’s the dynamic interplay between vocal and swirling melodies which make Heartburn a tune that’ll probably stick with us right through until those end of year lists.
XXIX EP is out on November 20 via Future Classic.