Wednesday, January 23, 2008

i can't stop listening to...

..Yael Naim's New Soul, that great song used in the new Macbook Air ad:

I'm a new soul I came to this strange world hoping I could learn a bit about how to give and take. But since I came here, felt the joy and the fear finding myself making every possible mistake.


it's a lovely combination of lyrics, Yael's voice and a brass band. the brass band is quite unexpected in pop music today and adds a pleasant element of nostalgia, without crossing into kitsch. her accent is charming. in all, i can listen to it again and again. it's a song of self-forgiveness and of trying to find one's way in the world, even tho' we make mistakes all along the way. it captures some of the ways in which the world is bewildering, at the same time as you have to have a sense of wonder of it all. sometimes a song just captures the mood of a certain period and this is definitely my song of the moment.

This is a happy end cause' you don't understand everything you have done why's everything so wrong.

This is a happy end come and give me your hand I'll take you far away.

1 comment:

Phyllis Hunt McGowan said...

I found the song on a blog I came across a few months ago- I hadn't heard it before. It's absolutely fantastic. She has a voice that's utterly unique and the song is chirpy and reminds me of being in a new place. And she doesn't hide her accent in the song, which a lot of singers do.