SOURCE: Atlantic Records

February 19, 2008 18:00 ET

Yael Naim to Display "New Soul" to America; Self-Titled Breakthrough to Be Released on March 18th; Performance of #1 iTunes Hit on "ELLEN" March 14th; Currently Featured in MacBook Air Commercials

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 19, 2008) - Tot Ou Tard/Atlantic has announced the upcoming release of the US debut album from Yael Naim. Highlighted by the breakthrough single, "New Soul," "YAEL NAIM" will arrive in stores on March 18th.

Featured on the current TV promotion for the new MacBook Air, "New Soul" quickly became the #1 top-selling song on the iTunes Store. The Paris-based singer along with collaborator David Donatien will celebrate the single's success with a performance on the "ELLEN" show on March 14th and upcoming live appearances, slated for March 12th in Los Angeles @ Hotel Café, March 14th as part of the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas and March 19th @ Bowery Ballroom in New York City.

With its atmospheric blend of folk, pop, and Middle Eastern sounds, "YAEL NAIM" has become a critical and popular sensation. The album sees Naim teaming with West Indian multi-instrumentalist David Donatien, a collaboration which led to a minimalist musical architecture built out of organic acoustic instruments and electronic ingenuity. The warmly provocative sound is given extraordinary life via Naim's unsettlingly pure voice and incredible agility at composition, notably on tracks such as "New Soul" and "Endless Song of Happiness."

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