French-Israeli singer-songwriter Yael Naïm has come a long way since her 2007 single “New Soul” shot to the top of the Billboard charts after Steve Jobs handpicked it to launch Apple’s MacBook Air, making her the first Israeli solo artist to have a Top 10 hit in the US. Naïm has shared an otherworldly single & video for “Shine” off her upcoming NightSongs album, out March 20 on Believe Music.
For the video, the renowned performance artist and acrobat Yoann Bourgeois choreographed Naim to move on a BOSU ball. The result is a striking, almost balletic performance in which Naim appears to defy gravity as she contorts her body. Director of photography Martim Vian (Moses Sumney’s “Worth It”) employs shadows and sporadic lighting to magnify the artist’s haunting movements.
3/30: Rennes, FR @ Cabaret Botanique
4/1: London, UK @ Hoxton Hall
4/2: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Koncertkirken
4/3: Berlin, Germany @ Silent Green
4/4: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Tuinzaal (Paradiso)
4/15th-17th: Paris, FR @ Bouffes du Nord
4/22: Arles, FR @ Eglise Des Freres Precheurs
4/23: Laeken Church, Brussels @ Nuits Botaniques Festival
4/25: Théâtre Jacques Coeur, FR @ Le Printemps du Bourges
5/9: New York, NY @ National Sawdust
6/4: Istanbul, Turkey @ Zorlu Pac Festival
6/6: Hamburg, Germany @ Elbjazz Festival