This band stole my heart in 2.5 seconds! When I am asked what was the best live show I saw this year - hands down it was Safia! I had this Australian indie soul electro band play my CMJ show this year in New York, and they blew me away. I knew they were good from what I had heard, but I was not fully prepared for what I experienced. As the first song started in the packed club, I could tell I was in for something special. Soon after the room was moving and I started dancing - eventually I was totally and utterly swooning! THIS! This is it! This is why I do what I do, this is why I work so hard! This is what I am passionate about, artists like Safia make the world a better place. There is no other feeling to compare the kind of power music can have over one's soul. It's a beautiful thing! I may have even screamed a bit - I felt like I was 10 years old again at my first New Kids On The Block concert. After their set I met them backstage where I completely fell apart, gushing over them. I kept giveing them hugs and not being able to let go because I was just so fucking happy!! I may have even gotten a bit choked up when I was telling them what that set just did to me! I had to explain what nerding-out meant (which was really cute) and how I was currently nerding out!! The Safia boys were so sweet and thought I was pretty funny - and we'll be friends for life!! Then we shot-gunned some beers and did some shots! Best night of the year with Safia! Listen to the tracks below, they speak for themselves!