Wafia has released her eagerly-awaited, feel-good new single “Pick Me,” available now on all DSPs and streaming services HERE via Atlantic Records/Rodeo Records. The sunny and lovable track is the perfect addition to your go-to, feel-good playlist that has kept you going throughout quarantine! In spite of current physical distance, Wafia is collaborating and creating with her friends more than ever. The single arrives alongside whimsical artwork made by fellow recording artist Lil Halima as well as a colorful and vibrant lyric video created by her sister — Watch the handmade lyric video HERE.
Wafia has also been joining her friends, including singer/songwriter Wrabel and director/photographer Alexandra Gavillet on her Instagram livestreams, for hilarious and entertaining segments called “Wafia learns something.” The rising singer has also tapped a group of her friends and influencers for the official “Pick Me” video, out soon.
The self-empowerment anthem was produced by John Hill (Portugal. The Man, Demi Lovato, Foster The People) and Chong The Nomad and written by Caroline Ailin (Dua Lipa, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez.), Chong The Nomad and Wafia.
“I wrote this song with Caroline Ailin after coming out of a bad relationship last year,” shares Wafia. “The break up period dragged out way more than it needed to but in all of our angry calls and texts I came to see how much he resented me and my career. The version of me he wanted was meek, obedient, not muslim and a lot less ambitious. We worked on my music together but the better my music would do, the tighter he’d hold on. This song really isn’t about him though. There was a version of me that existed last year that was really almost prepared to be what he wanted just to stop the fights and the yelling. I’m not proud of that. Then I caught a glimpse of what that would look like 20 or even 5 years down the track and I knew how miserable and resentful I’d be. I didn’t want that for him but most of all for myself. Love shouldn’t make you pick like that and if it does, it’s not the right one.”
“Pick Me” follows the release of her Atlantic Records/Rodeo Records debut “Flowers & Superpowers.” The track was produced by GRAMMY® Award-nominee Rogét Chahayed (Travis Scott, DRAM, Louis the Child) & GRAMMY® Award-winner Hit-Boy (Travis Scott, Beyoncé, Jay-Z & Kanye West) and was co-written by Wafia and Wrabel, with whom she previously collaborated on the 2018 hit, “I’m Good.”