2. Listen to the amazing song playing through the computer speakers right now. If the speakers are turned to low volume, crank those suckers up! Not only does “New Soul” have a catchy tune and surprisingly universal lyrics, but that actually is a real trombone you’re hearing in the background.
3. If you are enjoying the song, click here and enjoy the even more free-spirited music video. That old-school piano? Those front doors? The round-bulbed party lights? Everything I ever wanted in a music video, all in one place.
4. The first time I ever saw the video, or heard the song for that matter, was right here on this blog. And within the first few words she sang, even before I knew Yael Naim’s background, I could tell she was French-speaking. I will always love her for boosting my confidence in my accent-pegging skills.
What’s not to endorse? Yes, she sounds kind of like Regina Spektor. And I know…everyone likes Regina Spektor right now–but so do I. I’ll jump on any bandwagon that changes my life the way this musician has.
In closing, might I please remind you to get a load of what she’s saying in this very good song:
I’m a new soul
I came into this strange world
Hoping I could learn a bit ’bout how to give and take
But since I came here
Felt the joy and the fear
Finding myself making every possible mistake
Those lines perfectly…perfectly…describe every major decision I’ve made in my life to date.
And that is why this blog endorses Yael Naim.
Why isn’t her blurb on Wikipedia more detailed?