Yael Naim – She

Yael Naim – She (Spotify)

The journey of self-discovery consumes every artist. That is certainly the case with Yael Naim, the Parisian-born, Franco-Israeli singer-songwriter. In a career that has developed over the course of the last 20 years, the multi-instrumentalist and producer has been on a restless quest to create a sound world of her own across a string of increasingly absorbing albums – none more so than her latest offering, NightSongs. As its title suggests, this is a hugely intimate album that sees her breaking away from the established way in which she makes music. Her last album, Older (released in 2015 and certified gold in France the following year) was co-produced with her husband David Donatien who also co-wrote four songs. Donatien was also co-produced and collaborated with her on her two previous offerings, She Was A Boy (2010) and her self-titled 2007 effort, both of which were credited to the pair. This time around, the songs are purely hers, arranged and produced solely by Yael.

Reviewed by Nagamag on 
April 15, 2020

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