Bedouine announces new album, Bird Songs of a Killjoy, shares “Bird”: Stream

The Syria-born, Los Angeles-based folk singer-songwriter releases her sophomore LP in May

Bedouine announces new album, Bird Songs of a Killjoy, photo by Moises Galvan
Bedouine, photo by Moises Galvan

    Leave it to Bedouine to start the morning off right with some beautiful, slow-blossoming folk. The Syria-born, Los Angeles-based folk singer-songwriter announced her second album, Bird Songs of a Killjoy, will be released May 31st via Spacebomb Records.

    With the album announcement comes a new song off the record called “Bird”. In a press release, Korkejian describes drafting the song on her recorder and emailing it in an exchange. “’Bird’ is about loving someone so much that you’re willing to loosen your grip on them,” she says. “It was written as a love letter with the intent of delivering it. It’s one of my favorite memories regarding the power of song. I had so much to communicate and this was the only way I was able to get it all down.”

    Unlike her most recent song “When You’re Gone”, “Bird” builds off the usual gentle acoustics of Bedouine with yawning horns and soft piano chords. It’s a subtle slice of orchestral folk that fits comfortably between Nick Drake, Jose Gonzalez, and Joni Mitchell. The song’s music video sees Bedouine walking through a hazy fog singing directly to you, the viewer. Check it out below.


    Bird Songs of a Killjoy Artwork:

    Bedouin Bird Songs of a Killjoy album artwork

    Bird Songs of a Killjoy Tracklist:
    01. Under the Night
    02. Sunshine Sometimes
    03. When You’re Gone
    04. One More Time
    05. Dizzy
    06. Bird
    07. Bird Gone Wild
    08. Hummingbird
    09. Matter of the Heart
    10. Echo Park
    11. Reprise
    12. Tall Man

    As of right now, Bedouine only has a few tour dates announced, including a stop at the recently announced Emerge Festival. See those dates below.

    Bedouine 2019 Tour:
    05/31 — Las Vegas, NV @ Emerge Festival
    06/06 — Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
    06/07-08 — Sonoma, CA @ Huichica
    06/13 — Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
    09/07 — London, UK @ Queen Elizabeth Hall