24-year-old queer singer and songwriter WAFIA is back with new single “Wide open” featuring Australian producer TA-KU and RnB vocalist MASEGO
Wafia says: “Ta-Ku and I met Masego in 2016 when we all went on tour around the US together, It was so great to bring them back together for this track, in some ways I think it’s an homage to peak Soundcloud era when we were all doing our things on there.”
The new single “Wide Open” follows last year’s acclaimed Good Things EP, highlighted by the transformative title track as well as the extraordinary lead single “Pick Me,” the latter hailed as “great” by none other than Sir Elton John and featured on his popular Apple Music radio show, Elton John’s Rocket Hour.
Ta-Ku adds: “It goes without saying that Wafia has always been an amazing songwriter. She’s the #1 person who pushed me to use my voice more. So I was honored when she sent me this demo. I’m just honored to be able to connect the dots and bring my biggest inspirations together on a track”
“Wide Open” marks Wafia’s latest collaboration with hit-making producer Ta-Ku. In 2016, the iconic duo released their acclaimed EP (m)edian, which chronicles a story about compromise in relationships. The longtime friends and collaborators celebrated the EP with a stunning performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk.
And Masego states: “I met Taku and Wafia at a special time in my life. I got to see what it was like tour and put on an elegant show. We had legendary, spontaneous photo shoots and I’m honored to be on a record with these two.”
“Good Things is all around feel good and each song features its own unique instrumentation.” “Rather than seeing the glass half empty, Wafia prefers to look at the bright side,” wrote Refinery 29, “happily counting blessing after blessing in ‘Good Things.’ We could all take a page out of her book and engage in some gratitude in these tumultuous times.”