New Release: Bedouine – Louise / Deep Space

In June, Bedouine released her wonderful self-titled debut album. And today, she has announced that she is releasing a special deluxe edition of the record, which features two new tracks including Louise, a beautiful new track sung entirely in Armenian and Deep Space which she shares ahead of the release

Take a listen to both following Bedouine’s description of the tracks, below…

“‘Louise’ is a song about conviction. The impetus was pondering the difficult decision a family makes during wartime, to stay or to leave and seek refuge. I caught myself being a critic of people that were risking their lives to stay home but the more I thought about it the more I sympathised and even wondered if I would make a similar decision”

“I wrote ‘Deep Space’ in an airplane during an exchange with my neighbour. He worked in the Marshall Islands to maintain the satellites for deep space. As he was explaining it, I thought, ‘Wow, this is fantastic,’ and started logging in these verses bit by bit in my mind. Eventually I went to the airplane bathroom to draft an audio recording of it. I used ‘Deep Space’ as an analogy for when you push yourself past the limits of your comfort knowing well it could be as rewarding as it is frightening”

Bedouine has a story to match the name. Azniv Korkejian, born in Aleppo, Syria to Armenian parents, spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia, moving to America when her family won a Green Card lottery. Living at various times in Boston, Houston, Lexington, Austin, and Savannah, she eventually found a community of musicians in Los Angeles that feels like home. One day she walked into the studio of bass Gus Seyffert to inquire about portable reel-to-reel tape machines and ended up cutting her sensational track ‘Solitary Daughter’ in a first take

A free bonus 7″ of the new tracks is available at Rough Trade and Resident Records when you purchase the album on vinyl