Shaefri has released her brand new single ‘23’, the latest song to be taken from her forthcoming EP Girl out July 1st.
‘23’ premiered with Clash Magazine as their Track Of The Day who said, “An artist whose work is both enticing and complex, she draws on her half-Egyptian, half-Irish heritage to sculpt uniquely atmospheric works of pop-art… It’s the sound of Shaefri lying still, picking through the debris of her life to make sense of it all. Rooted in those neat acoustic guitar inflections, her swirling vocal is emphatic in its execution, the sound of a young artist working with bold confidence.”
‘23’ rides bewitching Middle Eastern rhythms while Shaefri’s hypnotic vocals address the hurdles young adults face in today’s society.
Regarding the single Shaefri says, “‘23’ is a recognition of all the challenges facing our generation; we’ve got very little stability, whether it’s where you live, your finances, your mental health, your family, your friends, your career – nothing is certain and it can be really unsettling. Having said that, a big part of ‘23’ is also a celebration of those years and acknowledges that it’s ok not to have everything together, no-one does, and that you don’t need to fulfil anyone else’s expectations of how you should live your life – you’re going to be fine and pursue whatever you want to – it’s your life and your choice, if you stick with it, you’ll get there.”