A friend of mine sent me the "real" video for Naim's breakout hit a couple of weeks ago, before I witnessed it as the jingle for the TV spot. It's a nice, light piece of work.
It's Naim's first hit from her eponymous second album, whose North American release on March 18 came nearly half a year after it's release in Europe. Her first album, In a Man's Womb was released in 2001, but to mediocre reception.
This time around, Naim sings in Hebrew, French and English. Here's hoping this sophomore album gets more acclaim.
Here's an excerpt from a recent JTA article about her.
Naim was born in Paris to Tunisian immigrants in 1978 and moved to Israel at the age of 4. Not particularly religious, the family celebrated holidays and had big dinners on Friday nights. But her family was interested in the arts -- her father's Beatles records that diverted her interest from classical music -- and Naim served in the Israeli army for two years as a singer.
Here's Naim's video for "New Soul"
Oh what the heck, here's another one called "Puppet". It's an acoustic piece. I think it's a beautiful song.