Interview

Wafia

“I’m Good” is a big break-up track, do you find music cathartic?

Of course, I couldn’t imagine a different release. Whether it be writing my own or listening to another artists’, it’s always the best remedy.

What are the key themes that have inspired your writing recently?

It’s ever-evolving but right now I’m really inspired by owning whatever situation my choices have led me to, even if it means that I’m the antagonist of my own song in an effort to claim responsibility.

You’ve started posting covers on Tumblr, how does social media aid you as a musician now?

Immensely, it allows people to see my personality and what I’m up to on a day-to-day basis, even when I’m not touring. It makes your favorite artists more accessible and that’s humanizing.

How important is fashion to you as a performer and who is your style icon?

It’s so important to feel your best and style always helps with that. My style icons are the women that can wear practically anything and make it look good because of the confidence they give off. Women like Zendaya, Rihanna, and SZA

Which albums have had the biggest impact on you and why?

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is the album that has stuck with me the most. I was able to learn something new from that album at every age. I think that’s what timeless music does best.

What can we expect next from you?

I am touring Australia, Europe and North America over the rest of the year.

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