I have loved this song for a long time but not known who sings it. How happy I am to be introduced to Yael Naim who was born in Paris, France to Tunisian Jewish immigrants from Tunisia. At the age of four, she moved with her family to Ramat HaSharon, Israel, where she spent the rest of her childhood. She served in the Israel Defense Force as a soloist in the Israel Air Force Orchestra.
Yes, it's a pop song, but sometimes there is a good reason that pop songs are popular. This is the song that got Naim noticed when it appeared in an advertisement for Apple Computers. This video however, has a different message. It makes me happy each time I watch it.
Thank you to Kelli Russell Agodon for posting this today and solving the mystery of an otherworldly voice that has haunted me for months.