Naim, Yael / Older
Album:Older Collection:World
Artist:Naim, Yael Added:Aug 2016
Label:Tôt Ou Tard 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-09-05 Pull Date:2016-11-07 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Nov 13Nov 6Oct 30Oct 23Oct 16Oct 9Oct 2Sep 25

Recent Airplay
1.Jun 21, 2018:Melange
4.Mar 09, 2017:Melange
2.Sep 12, 2017:Waste FM
Dream In My Head
5.Dec 29, 2016:Melange
3.Mar 23, 2017:Melange
Walk Walk
6.Nov 08, 2016:What's Not to Love?
I Walk Until

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-08-31 
Yael Naim, born in 1978 in Paris to Sephardic Jews from Tunisia who emigrated to Israel; Singer/songwriter sings mostly in English; sometimes also in French and Hebrew; has a sound and style somewhat similar to the Ibeyi sisters (from Paris and Cuba); serious existentialism of lyrics contrast with mostly light arrangements and strong rhythm; lots of variety here; truly lovely

No FCC's; Favorite tracks: 1, 4, 6, 7, 8

*1-- I walk until (3:01) – in English – “I walk until teardrops” – beautiful accompaniment – andante with effervescent percussion

2- Make a child (3:25) – soft rock with high soprano lyrics and floaty accompaniment;

3—Dream in my head (4:34) – starts out with blues-y beat; mysterious existential lyrics

*4 – Coward (4:28) – interesting art song – sung poetry with ethereal harmony

5-Trapped (3:34) – channeling a little Janis here

*6- Ima (3:34) – Hebrew, Creole, and English lyrics about origin of life; sweet, quiet, pointillist

*7 – Walk walk (2:36) – rhythmic, light, bouncy with clapping and harmony

*8- Take me down (3:14) – modern feminist love song

9- older (3:18) –impressions of aging, with a light touch, but sad too

10-meme iren song (3:05) – background speaking voices to evocative piece about life passing

Track Listing
1.I Walk Until 6.Ima
2.Make A Child 7.Walk Walk
3.Dream In My Head 8.Take Me Down
4.Coward 9.Older
5.Trapped 10.Meme Iren Song