Ninet Tayeb’s résumé reads like it should. She’s seasoned, incredibly well-regarded, multi-faceted and she’s delivered to her fortuitous audience as a beautiful soul, sometimes tortured, sometimes philosophical, but always poignant.
Like a wonderfully prepared shakshouka, her new single was left on my table for morning consumption and enjoyment. Self Destructive Mind, released this past September, is a spicy mix of Western Pop, countered with Middle Eastern background melodies. Sombre piano and cello parts leave this single rivalling Tori Amos tracks while an anachronistic middle eight tactfully nods to Jimmy Page, or even the Beatles at times.
Israeli-born Tayeb is no stranger to the limelight, she’s played alongside the best in this genre, Morissette, The Jesus & Mary Chain, et al. Her vocals are believable, purposeful and also gravelly at times as she waxes about her sleepless nights. Jangly rhythm guitars and emotionally-driven lyrics may even render appeal for Brandi Carlile fans and the likes.
Self Destructive Mind will leave a hook in you sonically and emotionally, keeping this track in your “All Time”favourite playlists.