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Yael Naim: 2016 French Artist of the Year, Announces CP Summerstage + DC Shows, U.S. Release Plans for ‘Older’ (French Album of the Year Nominee)‏

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 LP Older (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.

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