pop folk // soft r&b
When Paris-born, Israeli-raised Yael Naim met David Donatien, a West Indian drummer, the two sat down to share their rich musical experiences. Combining Yael’s classical education and love of pop and jazz, this collaboration lead into recording 13 beautifully arranged compositions, mostly sung in Hebrew, with instrumentation of piano, guitar, cello, bass and percussion. While the mood ranges from melancholic to sweeter and hopeful notes, she carries intimate feeling throughout her songs.
Never-fading optimism that leaves you smiling and humming along.
Yael Naim – New Soul
Yael Naim – Pachad
UPDATE 01/16/2008: “New Soul” is featured in Apple’s ad for the Macbook Air (thx, zelnox!)
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Fantastic. Pachad (once it gets into it) really reminds me of Les Nubiennes first record, “Princesses Nubiennes”. Beautiful
Pachad = fear
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Very, very nice.
This woman once lent her vocals to an excellent Readymade FC track, ‘The Only One’. Am downloading the tracks, thanks for the heads up!
“The Only One” and “Slide” from Readymade FC album Babilonia are co-written and sung by Yael Naim.
Quite cool : )
Wow, really enjoying these tracks! Thanks for posting them. “New Soul” seems to put me in a good mood. Maybe it’s all the “la la la”s. :)
I really like this
thanks a lot!
Sounds good! Thank you!
Great. I love this, especially “New Soul” song.
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She totally sounds like a European India Irie. Thanks for introducing me to new music.
I really loved her collaboration with Readymade FC.
But “New soul” definetly sounds like a copy of Readymade’s style. Pity because her voice is very very nice so I hope she’ll find her own style soon.
Thankyou, thankyou! I love Yael and I think her vocals and musical style are quite mesmerising. Thanks too for continuing to live up to the Aurgasm mantra. I’m regularly introduced to great new artists here.
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The music & lyrics are superb – touching your feelings.
how can I get the lyrics from Levater?
this song is absolutely great
Great song. Featured in the new MacBook Air commercial ^_^
Very nice. It lifts my spirit. God has given us all a talent and yours is very unique.
i love this song so much too i did a ukulele cover to to this song too! : D
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New Soul touched me. Someone else mentioned the la la la’s left them with a good feeling. I think it’s more than that. For me the song has a feeling of innocence. Somehow it draws you out of the everyday concerns and makes you appreciate just being alive. Even innocence makes mistakes and that’s ok. It’s a beautiful part of life; enjoy it! la la la la la.
Your music rocks. I like new soul. It makes me feel… Good.
Way to beat Apple to the good music – just discovered your blog while looking for this song and have found so much more, thanks!
I visited her website, saw all videos, and fell in love with “Puppet.” If you can find the song and post it, that would be awesome!
I love New Soul. It’s a very grat song!
your sound is intriguing and touches the soul. I enjoy the diversity in your music!! I look forward to more!! Found far far on itunes free music loved it immediately and worked choreography on my student to a sound that true their emotinal connection!! Cant wait for more!
WOW….i i love your song named new soul i first heard this song on the apple mac commercial its a great way to catch peoples attention. everytime i hear this song it just tingles everywhere thats why i had to know the lyrics to this song.i hope you come out with more in English.you are a great singer!!!!!
Ive never heard music in Hebrew before. Its a beautiful language to listen to. Her music is hauntingly beautiful. And I discovered her from the Ibook commercial…I just liked that “New Soul” song…but I like her the more I listen to her other music.
Her music is so wonderful. the kind of voice that whatever you are doing you would drop everything just to listen to her sing. Ive never heard a voice like hers, its amazing!!!!!!!
I love this singer’s songs! So Cool
i love it! simply amazing :D
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“you are the only one”. love this song!!
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I love the song! here are videos and come info about the singer: http://www.maconair.com/whats_the_song
If only I could sing along with ‘Paris’ from the New Soul album. Alas, I manage with a few agugh alagh keligh kalagh, eh Parees.
Love this album, play it all the time!
I Love Yael Naim!
I have seen and enjoyed Yael and her group so much at North Sea Jazz Festival. We all loved it!
She did a funny song with sentences, english as well as french rhyming words mixed together. I couldn’t find this song on the internet. It wasn’t on the new album. Does anyone know the title?
She also sang a song: you’re so beautiful, which made people crying all over. Wow! Is this song on an album somewhere?
Hope somebody can give answers,
Love for everyone, greetings, Sjanien
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