Yasmine Kyd's fifth album Night Sailin' feels and sounds like a moonlit cruise across the musical genres that most inspire her: soul and jazz music.
Yasmine grew up on the Atlantic coast of Brittany, listening to sounds from around the globe: Berber folk music (her dad’s Algerian), jazz, soul, bossa nova and British pop music. Seamlessly piecing together her influences, she has a knack for melodies that stay with you, serviced by a distinctively mellifluous, yet powerful vocal presence. Her style as a lyricist balances interest in intimate personal experience with concern with social reality, looking at both from a poetic perspective.
The outstanding musicians sailing along with Yasmine on this album are longtime musical companions. The songs were recorded live in the studio (Wise Studio), giving the sound its organic and dynamic quality.
Night Sailin' confirms Yasmine Kyd as one of France's most interesting contemporary soul and jazz artists.