After selling out a Purcell Room gig weeks in advance, Bedouine brings her magnetic voice and intimate sound once again to Southbank Centre, this time with her band backing her up.
Mixing 1960s and 70s SoCal canyon folk with a glimmer of bossa-nova cool, Bedouine’s music is intimate yet universal, moving the listener by honouring Bedouine’s emotional experience.
Lose yourself in her sensitive lyricism and lithe guitar picking as she takes you on a sonic journey through her new album, Bird Songs of a Killjoy.
Bedouine, taken from the word Bedouin, is the name Azniv Korkejian chose to encompass her nomadic experiences. Born in Aleppo, Syria, to Armenian parents, she spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia before moving to America with her family, where she has lived ever since. Her eponymous debut album was released in 2017.
Bedouine’s band is Darren Beckett on drums, Gus Seyffert on bass and Jason Roberts on guitar.
Support comes from singer-songwriter Allman Brown.
Bird Songs makes for lovely twilight listening, the kind of reflective and soothing album you play when nestled into a blanket on a porch with the people you love.
Bedouine has found herself a winning formula – turning her journaling into accessible, reflective lyrics, and framing them with beautiful soundscapes.
One of Korkejian’s most winning qualities is the ability to create divine moments that flutter and fade, applying a layer of gloss on heartbreak, to steal through the darkness and soften the edges.