Today, rapper, singer, songwriter SAFE, releases the first installment of his EP Get Home SAFE (Part 1) via Bando Recordings / RCA Records. Simultaneously, he also releases a new music video for “Feeling Lucky.” The 7-track EP features Kaash Paige on “By My Side” and Kiana Ledé on “Contagious.”
SAFE on Get Home SAFE (Part 1):
“I have a bad habit of bottling up these emotions. I couldn’t hold it in any longer. I felt it was only right that the first installment was true to my reality.”
Raised in Toronto and currently based in New York, Get Home SAFE highlights the artist’s spacey vocals as he poetically reflects on contagious love, pain and family. Producers Adam Krevlin, Zach Ezzy, Ariana Wong and Shaun “SDOT” Thomas unlock a unique sonic space, creating a delicate balance of contemporary r&b, alternative pop and hip hop.
Get Home SAFE (Part 1) tracklist:
- Take Me Home
- Day Ones
- By My Side (feat. Kaash Paige)
- Price of Lust
- Feeling Lucky
- Yonge St
- Contagious (feat. Kiana Ledé)
In 2016, the then 18-year-old SAFE became Toronto’s secret weapon, working closely with Drake and OVO. SAFE came up through the Halal Gang collective, consisting of Mustafa The Poet, Puffy L’z, Mo-Gand Smoke Dawg. On June 30, 2018 Smoke Dawg was killed, sending the city into a state of shocked mourning. “He was the voice of the streets,” mentioned SAFE in an interview with Vice. After the tragic loss, SAFE took some time to himself and relocated to New York. Since then, the city of Toronto has been waiting to hear what’s next. In 2019, he released “Paid In Full” featuring Playboi Carti. Pitchfork reviewed the single, stating “his light and buttery melody shines over the gloomy instrumental.” Now in 2022, SAFE is looking to elevate. The impact he made in Toronto back in 2016 still remains and he is looking to spread that impact to the rest of the world.