Bedouine, the recording project of Los Angeles songwriter Azniv Korkejian, has become one of the premier artists in the folk genre. Beginning with her 2017 self-titled debut and the release of last week’s Waysides, Bedouine’s star has risen to the point where publications like THE FADER and The New York Times are proclaiming her as a “future legend” on par with greats like Nick Drake and Vashti Bunyan. Waysides is a personal look into Korkejian’s upbringing that delicately ropes you into her emotive world; her Laurel Canyon-esque sound is sure to be a lock on critics’ best-of list this year. With a trip to Birmingham on the horizon as support for My Morning Jacket this Friday, October 29 at the Alabama Theatre, we chatted with Bedouine about Waysides and how she feels like she’s evolved as a songwriter:
It’s such a pleasure to talk to you! On a personal note, I’ve been a fan of yours since high school so this is definitely surreal.
(laughs) I feel like high school for you was more recent than it was for me, so it leaves me thinking that you might’ve been… [read more…]