Monday, June 6, 2011

Yael Naim-She Was A Boy (CD Review)

Have you ever found an artist who has an awesome voice, with a definitely unique style? My latest artist to review definitely fits that bill! Yael Naim, is an Israel-born, Paris-raised folk pop singer. (If Chris "In The Morning" from "Northern Exposure" had had the opportunity to play her music on his radio show, he definitely would have! ) She is probably best known for her  Top Ten hit song "New Soul", which was on the Mac Book Air commercial back in 2008. Yael was the 1st Israeli solo artist to have a Top 10 hit in the US, because of "New Soul"!! How awesome! It had nearly 1.5 million downloads in the US due to the placement in the Mac Book commercial!

Her latest album, She Was A Boy,  which I reviewed, was released May 10, 2011. Yael collaborated with  percussionist David Donatien in a Parisian flat turned studio, with some involvement from musicians Thomas Bloch, Lionel, Stephane Belmondo, and Eric Legini. French artist Tete, Spleen, Jacques Daoud, and Yoed Nir joined them.  The songs encompass classical, jazz, and variety pop.

She Was A Boy

As I listened to the cd "She Was A Boy", I was soothed.   The songs are very different in a good way compared to the music that we hear every day on pop stations around the US, and I like that! "Come Home" had a rather peppy beat to it, and it made me want to sing along with the chorus  when she sang "come home"! "Go to the River" is another favorite of mine, and it, too, had a great beat and catchy lyrics!  To be honest, I really liked all of the songs, and it was relaxing to hear her sing!

Yael Naim on Facebook

Yael Naim on MySpace

And last but not least, you definitely need to check out her website, to find out even more information about bio, music, concerts (the two that she had in the USA are already past), and more.

Yael Naim's website

YouTube video of "Come Home"

YouTube video of "Go To The River"


Disclosure: I was given a digital copy of the cd  by SNEAK ATTACK MEDIA in order to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed are my own, and honesty is everything!
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