Azniv Korkejian was born in Aleppo, spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia, and grew up to be a nomadic American singer. So naturally, she goes as Bedouine. Her self-titled debut album, out June 23 on Spacebomb Records, is gorgeous, drifting folk music filled with sun. Today Bedouine is sharing the very first single from the album, "Dusty Eyes," an at-ease, sixties-style track about transient emotions.
"I wrote 'Dusty Eyes' after coming home from what was clearly a final date," Korkeijan wrote in a note to The FADER. "It's about infatuation, interrupted by the attempt to intellectualize it; trying to perceive the object as interchangeable. It nods to the common if not predictable cycle when love presents a challenge. This particular object of my affection had flecks of color in his eyes like particles of dust in a sun beam, thus the title.” Listen below.