We named Bedouine an Artist To Watch and called her self-titled debut one of the year’s best albums so far, so the least you could do is listen to it on its release day. Here’s how we described the project’s appeal:
Azniv Korkejian writes with the poetic diction of Leonard Cohen, sings with the gentle confidence of Joni Mitchell, and wraps her songs in sighing folk-rock pocket symphonies worthy of Nick Drake, all while maintaining a subtle rhythmic oomph that eludes many of her singer-songwriter peers. Her debut album as Bedouine is downright stunning, a collection of tunes steeped in the classics but distinctly modern in content and presentation. To press play on it is to be transported somewhere wonderful; it’s as if, after relocating so many times in her life, she’s finally at home within these songs.
Sounds pretty good, right? Just wait until you hear the actual music. Do that below.
Bedouine is out now on Spacebomb.