Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds // Safia

“After an exciting year, lead by their debut single “Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues” charting at #76 in the Triple J Hottest 100, Safia’s second single “Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds” has been waiting patiently in the wings. Shared with The Guardian, “Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds” is a soupy blend of digital soul and low slung R&B with unpredictable twists and turns throughout the track. Here the three-piece of Benjamin Joseph, Michael Bell, and Harry Sayers delivers a fresh perspective on understated elegance, with layered textures of warm and crisp production, and a strong cinematic motive. The track drips with the brassy melancholy of front man Benjamin Joseph, who’s melodies rise through the production like a soft mist, embodying a sedate yet tormented character, who is plagued by a twisted and haunting vocal sample.