#songoftheday / #amlistening = Yael Naim – “How Will I Know” (Live at Studios Ferber)
There’s a strong foreboding feeling to French-Israeli singer/songwriter Yael Naïm’s new single, “How Will I Know,” for which she’s just released a devastating live video recorded at Studios Ferber.
“Shame / Here comes the blame / Look at us now and see what we became,” she sings, presumably referring to a doomed relationship nearing its inevitable end. An end that’s killing her.
This is one of the most emotive tracks I’ve heard lately and it almost smothers you with the raw emotion she must have been feeling when she wrote it. And she pours so much of her very soul into her vocals. She’s like an actress delivering an Oscar-worthy performance, ensuring that every syllable tears your heart out a little bit more than the last. By the time the song is over, you’ll be looking at your heart on the ground in front of you. But you’ll surely listen to it again before you pick it up and restore it to your chest.
Naïm will release a new album, entitled NightSongs, on March 20 via Believe Music.
An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.