Yael Naïm (Hebrew: יעל נעים, born 6 February 1978 in Paris, France), is an Israeli–French singer-songwriter. She rose to fame in 2008 within the US after her hit single “New Soul” was utilized by Apple in an promoting marketing campaign for its MacBook Air. The track peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Scorching 100. Yael Naïm was born in Paris, France to Sephardic Jewish immigrants from Tunisia.
On the age of 4, she moved along with her household to Ramat HaSharon, Israel, the place she spent the remainder of her childhood. She served within the Israel Protection Forces as a soloist within the Israeli Air Power Orchestra.
She started her singing profession with an element within the musical Les Dix Commandements, and her first solo album, In a Man’s Womb (recorded in Los Angeles with Kamil Rustam), was launched in 2001. She additionally sang the track “You Disappear” by Bruno Coulais for the movie Harrison’s Flowers. In her early work, she was credited merely as Yaël. She additionally carried out a duet with Din Din Aviv titled “Mashmauyot”.
Naïm joined with percussionist David Donatien and, over a interval of two years, they organized and recorded 13 of Naïm’s songs in a studio in her residence in Paris. These have been launched as her second album, Yael Naïm, on 22 October 2007, on the Tôt ou tard label. The songs are in French, English and Hebrew and obtained important acclaim. The album entered the French album chart at No. 11 the week after its launch. Her model has been described as having a contact of people and a contact of jazz, with mysterious and evocative phrases sung with a fragile and deliberately husky voice.
Apple featured her track “New Soul” in its debut industrial for the MacBook Air laptop computer. Steve Jobs himself picked the track for the launch of the laptop computer line. Owing to excessive U.S. digital gross sales, the track debuted on the Billboard Scorching 100 for the chart week of 16 February 2008, at No. 9, turning into Naïm’s first U.S. prime ten single, and making her the primary Israeli solo artist to ever have a prime ten hit in america. “New Soul” moved as much as No. 7 the next week. The track was additionally featured on the soundtrack of the films The Home Bunny and Wild Goal.
Her third album was launched in November 2010. The primary single from this new file was “Go to the River”.
I ran to a special place thus far
So far as I might
And I’m in Paris
The lights burn gray and clouds
I’m completely happy and really feel good however I’m so chilly
Turning spherical and spherical in enchanted spell bounded alleys swallow me
I’m in Paris
Stunning buildings you’re previous and so noble
However will you retain me heat
I got here right here to get a bit blinded
Stunning phantasm of mine, attempt to catch me
I’m in Paris
n Getting misplaced once more
Unhappy dream. I’m well-known already
And so they know of me
Right here in Paris
Now your voice is whispering to me from afar
“I miss you, come again to me already from Paris.
I really like you, I really like you, I really like you, I really like you and..
If it’s so good for me right here then why am I crying once more
The aircraft is touchdown and there aren’t any clouds
Happiness percolates into me once more