Tuesday, June 18th: BEDOUINE
Songwriter Azniv Korkejian began crafting her retrofitted indie folk as Bedouine in the mid-2010s, drawing on influences from '60s and '70s acid folk and country for her sometimes whimsical, sometimes political songs. Korkejian was born in Aleppo, Syria and spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia before relocating to the U.S. in early childhood, arriving in Los Angeles as an adult. She studied sound design and eventually landed work editing music and dialogue for film, crossing paths with active players in both the movie and music industries as she developed her sound, quickly finding herself making various connections with a growing community of supportive peers.
Bedouine's self-titled debut album was released in the summer of 2017; its ten tracks were the best selection of about 30 songs she worked on over a three-year period. Widely hailed by critics, the album put Korkejian on the map and she set about working on a follow-up release. A late-2018 two-song single saw her covering Elton John and Linda Perhacs in her typically hushed, introspective style.
Bedouine sophomore album, “Bird Songs of a Killjoy,” was recently added to WYCE’s library.