in 2015 Nadine Khouri played at a festival local to me called The End. I wrote: “Khouri’s compositions are beautifully crafted, sophisticated and precise, overlaid with her soft, smokey vocals.”
Those vocals and her ability to create haunting compositions can be heard on new single “Song of A Caged Bird”, out now. Nadine’s steady and warming alto giving this sensitive track a mesmerising glow. As always with Nadine’s tracks, there’s something magnetic about her stillness that takes you into a calm space. There is also a mini UK tour starting now, details below.
Currently based between London and Marseille, Nadine is influenced by dream-pop, film soundtracks and poetry with a sound that has been described as “music born of perennial outsider-status.”
There is an exclusive live version of the track recorded for Rough Trade Transmissions at Karma Studios, London
Originally penned as a lament on surveillance capitalism, “Song of a Caged Bird” took on new meaning during the pandemic when the world outside fell away. Over walking-pace percussion and spaciously layered Mellotron and guitar, Khouri dreams beyond the digital walls into an exploration of true freedom.
NADINE KHOURI UK TOUR 2023
31 LIVERPOOL Leaf
8 SHEFFIELD Café #9
10 CORSHAM Pound Arts
14 LONDON Paper Dress Vintage, support from Jack Cheshire
Tickets available here.
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