British-Lebanese songwriter Nadine Khouri devotes herself to atmosphere, with each song seeming to gently envelope you in sound.
For a time working out of New York, she began accepting the influence of Mazzy Star and Low, those slow-building, shoegaze drenched sounds with hints of Americana.
As delicate as a spider web but just as strong, Nadine's resolute approach has taken her to some extraordinary places.
Incoming EP 'A New Dawn' was recorded in breaks between touring, and it's a powerful return driven by nuance and subtlety.
We're able to share the title song, with waves of sound gently lapping out of the speakers, her voice amid this landscape like a bell tolling amidst fog.
“My songs mostly come to me in imagery or colours first” she tells us, “With the song ‘A New Dawn’ I had an image of a shipwrecked sailor who had finally found the shore… I was playing the song to my violinist Basia in her living room one day and she intuitively picked up her violin and started singing into the pick-up which gave this lovely mermaid-like sound. We’ve been playing it that way since.”
Tune in now.
Catch Nadine Khouri at the following shows:
17 Glasgow The Hug & Pint
18 Liverpool Smithdown Social Club
19 London Hoxton Hall
20 Bristol The Louisiana
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