Returns To The U.S. With Three Special Chicago & NYC Performances Beginning February 22nd!
2/22: Chicago, IL @ City Winery
2/23: New York, NY @ City Winery
2/24: New York, NY @ City Winery
Nominated For Two 2016 Victoires de la Musique
For Female Artist Of The Year and Album Of The Year
LISTEN // SHARE: “Dream In My Head” here and “Coward” further below
“Tough but delicate vocals – her unconcealed French accent adds extra lilt and charm”
– The New York Times
“Sultry, bluesy shuffle”
– USA Today
“Exudes sprightly Joni Mitchell-goes-Dixieland charm”
– Entertainment Weekly
– ELLE Magazine
Acclaimed Israeli-French singer/songwriter Yael Naim is set to return to the U.S. for the first time since 2011 with three special Chicago & NYC performances that begin February 22nd. Revered for her soulful yet delicate vocals, Naim became an instant success both in her native France and abroad when her self-titled album went Gold in 2008. Lead single “New Soul” became a worldwide hit following an Apple advert handpicked by Steve Jobs himself.
Her new album Older is out now in France and coming to the U.S. later this year. Mixed by Grammy winning producer Michael Brauer (Coldplay , Grizzly Bear, M Ward), Older has already gone Gold in France and boasts two 2016 Victoires de la Musique (France’s equivalent to The Grammys) nominations for Female Artist Of The Year and Album Of The Year. She is set to perform on the televised awards ceremony later this month (Feb 12th).
Highlighted by singles “Coward” and “Dream In My Head,” Older is a collaborative effort by Naim and partner David Donatien. Recorded in their home on the outskirts of Paris, the album draws inspiration from Naim’s French and Israeli roots and features a variety of guest musicians – including Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Leyla Mccalla on the track “Ima” and drummer Zigaboo Modeliste from The Meters on “Walk Walk” – that create a construction of rhythm and vocals that build upon Naim’s signature sound.
For a taste of what Yael Naim has in store, be sure to catch her spellbinding live performances in NYC & Chicago later this month!