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10 November 2022

Nadine Khouri pays tribute to Lhasa de Sela on soulful new single “Keep on Pushing These Walls”

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Nadine Khouri has released her new single “Keep On Pushing These Walls” (a heartfelt tribute to Canadian singer-songwriter Lhasa de Sela, who passed away in 2010 aged just 37) ahead of the release of her second album Another Life, which drops next Friday November 18 on Talitres.

I wrote Keep On Pushing These Walls in tribute to the late, great Lhasa de Sela,” explains Nadine. “I’d seen Leslie Feist, Melissa Laveaux and others pay tribute to her life and work at the Barbican in London and came home and wrote this song. More generally, it’s about songs written by another that open us up to ourselves, to each other and to the world.

Lhasa was a one-of-a-kind artist, whose music has accompanied me all throughout my life,” she continues. “People often talk about her as an extraordinary singer or performer, but she was equally a brilliant songwriter and storyteller. I often wonder what Lhasa would make of the world today. Her humility, openness and quest for authenticity always inspire me. Her music was expansive, beyond languages and genres. She sang from and for the soul.”

The song’s evocative video was directed by Ramzi Hibri and shot in Lebanon.

“Another Life” available for pre-order from the Talitres webstore, via Bandcamp or all digital platforms.

Red Opaque Vinyl, limited edition (600 ex), printed inner sleeve, w/ download coupon.
Black vinyl, printed inner sleeve, w/ download coupon.
CD digisleeve two panels with booklet.

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“Khouri has a terrific voice, it’s hushed bluesy tone recalling Cat Power, while her songs’ settings, which include judicious saxophone and keys, have small-hours allure." 8/10, UNCUT