Video Of The Week #32: Bedouine – Solitary Daughter
When you have just signed on the dotted line for Matthew E. White’s much revered independent imprintSpacebomb Records then expectations are always going to be high. This is exactly what has happened to Azniv Korkejian. Born in Aleppo, Syria to Armenian parents, raised in Saudia Arabia and now living in Echo Park, Los Angeles, the much-travelled Korkejian performs, perhaps quite understandably, as Bedouine. And on the evidence of ‘Solitary Daughter’, the second song to be revealed from her forthcoming eponymous debut album (‘Dusty Eyes’ was the first), such confidence is not misplaced.
Recorded on a whim with Gus Seyffert (who produced Bedouine, the album), it was the very first take of ‘Solitary Daughter’ that was eventually used with Matthew E. White and fellow Spacebomb engineer, producer, arranger and musician Trey Pollard subsequently adding the song’s arrangements. The end product captures all of the spontaneity and dynamic organism of this creative process.
Describing her music as “nodding towards ‘60s folk” and citing one of her primary influences as having been Leonard Cohen, the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter’s inspiration can be detected in much of Bedouine’s vocal phrasing on ‘Solitary Daughter’. With her half-spoken, half-sung delivery, she captures much of the tender, melancholic essence and heightened spirit of positivity that lies at the very heart of much of Cohen’s greatest work.
Bedouine will release her self-titled debut album through Spacebomb Records on 23rd June 2017. It can be pre-ordered HERE
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