Exclusive interview for Vogue Arabia

“I was singing before I could speak,” reveals Tamara Qaddoumi, the rising singer-songwriter who made waves with her first single, Flowers Will Rot, earlier this year. The creative, born and raised in Kuwait, is now back with another track from her EP Dust Bathing, which she has released exclusively with Vogue.me. Ripe offers a “message of empowerment”, according to Qaddoumi, and also comes with an accompanying video crafted between regional talents.

Directed by Simon Benjamin, produced by Jordan’s Zein Zubi, and styled by Creative Space Beirut and designer Roni El Helou, the atmospheric clip is rich in a contemporary minimalism, perfectly echoing the refined poetry of the lyrics. “We met one week before our shooting in New York and clicked right away,” says Qaddoumi, who is based between Kuwait and Beirut, of filming the video. “The entire process was harmonious and a great bonding experience – and I was so blessed to be surrounded by people who uplifted me and really believed in my work.”

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