France’s 2016 ‘Artist Of The Year’ Winner
& ‘Album of The Year’ Nominee
Internationally Acclaimed Album Older
Set For U.S. Release Fall 2016 via Thirty Tigers // Tot-Ou Tard
Announces Select North American Shows Later This Month
6/21: New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage **
6/22: Washington, DC @ The Hamilton **
7/17: Quebec City, QC @ Summer Festival
7/18: Montreal, QC @ Le National
** In-person promo time available **
“Ms. Naïm, now 38, has gone on to a prestigious artistic career in France, she continues to make music in the same lo-fi fashion, recording at home with her partner and longtime producer David Donatien. Ms. Naïm’s latest album, “Older” (Tôt ou Tard) draws on a diverse array of collaborators, from a French children’s choir to the New Orleans funk drummer Zigaboo Modeliste.”
– New York Times
“The album is a progression from her sugary-pop Apple track, and while there’s still a driving beat and melody, it’s her powerful, operatic voice that steals the show”
Revered for her soulful yet delicate vocals, French-Israeli artist Yael Naim became a breakout success both in her native France and abroad when her 2008 self-titled album went Gold, thanks in no small part to lead single “New Soul”. The tune was handpicked by Steve Jobs himself for this Apple Campaign, and went on to see 2M in global sales and charting in the Billboard Top 100.
But that is just the beginning of Naim’s story…
The 2016 French Artist of the Year winner and Album of the Year nominee now sets her sites on the U.S. with the stateside release of her internationally acclaimed third LPOlder (certified Gold in France) coming this fall on Thirty Tigers.
Mixed by Grammy winning producer Michael Brauer (Coldplay, Grizzly Bear, M Ward), Older is a collaborative effort by Naim and producer David Donatien and was recorded in their home on the outskirts of Paris. It paints the picture of a woman who has grown and come into herself, having become a mother for the first time and lost a beloved grandparent.
Although the album is anchored in the personal, it’s release was not immune to the impact of world events. Naim’s tour and promotion of the album was diverted by the November attacks in Paris. Naim was one of three revered French artists tasked with leading the nation in a solemn memorial performance of Jacques Brel’s “Quand on n’a que l’amour” (When All We Have Is Love) during the nation’s official memorial service for the Paris massacre victims.
Watch the performance here.