Australia: Wafia – “Bodies”

Brendon Goldwasser

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Australian singer-songwriter Wafia has just released the powerful new single “Bodies,” the follow-up to her incredible track “83 Days.” Both tracks will be on her forthcoming sophomore EP. This new one continues to showcase her supreme talent and creativity as a vocalist. It’s a perfect dance-ready, late-night jam to throw on with your friends to just move and feel the music together. On her Instagram, she explains the full meaning behind the song:

It’s a song is about a lot of things. I hope you find a deeper meaning in it for you and that you come to share that with me. For me, it’s my family. Some of you may know that my mother is Syrian and my father is Iraqi. This song has a lot to do with that. There’s been a lot of grief, trauma, and displacement for a lot of Arabs within that area but nothing as big in scale as the Syrian Refugee Crisis in the last few years. My entire extended family were faced with the reality of deciding whether to stay in a very dangerous situation or leave to only enter another. This song is for them and the many millions of others like them. With everything happening in the world right now I feel like we need to be empathic and share our stories with each other. Bodies is an extension of that. It’s an effort to remind each other that none of us are alien and that we all bleed the same way. An effort to draw similarities between people coming together — from crossing country borders with other families, to marching and protesting a shared belief, or even just a night out dancing with friends. It’s an effort to find the beauty in any form of togetherness. What I’m trying to say is, I made something for you to dance and sing to. I hope you only ever sing it with purpose because we’re human and I think that’s worth celebrating but also remembering.

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