Tamara Qaddoumi’s striking vocals lead musical layers composed of galactic synths, expressive drums and searing guitars, embracing the conflicting dynamics of electronics.ndowed with voice, melody, and word,
Qaddoumi’s hybrid Kuwaiti, Palestinian, Lebanese and Scottish upbringing weaves conscious questions and discoveries around identity and belonging into her repertoire. Traveling through complex melodic arrangements, her lyrics oscillate between desire and observation. Since 2018, Tamara Qaddoumi has released two EPs, been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue, and Bazaar, and has regularly graced Lebanon’s stages with her band.
Tamara Qaddoumi’s forthcoming third EP “Sorry Signal”, a rumination on death carried by a sleek Cold Pop sound, saw two singles released in the fall of 2023 – first single (Under the Knife) on September 29 and a second single (Cold in the Mourning) on December 8.
Under The Knife
1ST SINGLE FROM THE EP “SORRY SIGNAL”
“Under The Knife,” the debut single off Tamara Qaddoumi’s forthcoming EP, “Sorry Signal,” explores the universal experience of mortality. Its ethereal vocals, resonating bass, subdued guitars, and slow-train drums create an atmosphere akin to discovering how to breathe underwater. Instead of evading the sensation of drowning, embracing the inevitable with grace allows life to shimmer with enchantment.
The track seeks to transcend the fear of the unknown, yet a current of melancholy remains in the undertow. As the track reaches its crescendo, surrendering to the profound spectrum of emotion becomes a triumph in itself. What lies ahead is not bound by time—it’s a journey faster than time itself, an exploration of the boundless mysteries beyond.
Cold In The Mourning
2ND SINGLE FROM THE EP “SORRY SIGNAL”
From lament to a new day: “Cold in the Mourning” is an elegy for the transformative journey of grief. With “Cold In The Mourning”’, the second single from her upcoming EP “Sorry Signal”, Tamara Qaddoumi takes the listener on an exploration of the many faces of loss, lost innocence and the artist’s encounters with the ever-elusive, shape-shifting nature of bereavement. Driven by Qaddoumi’s spectral vocal delivery and sprawling, synth-drenched melodies, the track weaves the threads of its poignant narrative into a powerful, vivid reminder of our daily struggles with grief and the experience of living with and, ultimately, being transformed by it.
Sorry Signal, Tamara Qaddoumi’s forthcoming third EP is slated for this January release date. The new EP can be seen as a rumination on death. The four track album gives a sleek cold-pop sound rife with emotional articulations, highlighting the complex dynamic between man and machine. Inspired by hospital environments, cold and sterile atmospheres are animated with suggestive guitars, emphatic synths, and heady lyrics. The album processes death and grief through its electronics, synthesizing silver linings and graceful insights to arrive at a certain peace.
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