[VIDEO] Yuna "Come As You Are" (Nirvana Cover)

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It sure takes lots of musical guts to take on one of the most loved and influential rock songs of the last twenty years. But that doesn't deter Yuna from covering one of those classics she loves and make it her own. Check out her beautiful, heartfelt and accomplished acoustic cover of Nirvana's "Come As You Are" that premiered on Vevo today. The Malaysian singer has been performing the song during her live shows and encouraged by positive feedback from fans she decided to record it. 

Watch the video after the break that includes a quick cameo by none other than, yes, Pharrell Williams in a quiet, working moment. (Yuna and Pharrell have been spending time together in a Miami studio so we can only guess what that will lead to at this point.)

Yuna may be new to most of us here in the States, but the singer is already a household name in her home country of Malaysia.  In 2008, Yuna released her self-titled EP in Malaysia and the single "Deeper Conversation" became a massive success and went on to win the title of Best English Song at the 2009 AIM Awards, Malaysia's national music awards. Yuna swept the ceremony, also garnering Best Pop Song and Song of the Year for her Malay song, "Dan Severnarya".

Yuna released her debut EP, titled "Decorate," in the States last March, which I highly recommend. It is a warming collection of beautifully-performed acoustic tunes that will leave you breathless. (Download Yuna "Decorate" on iTunes or Rdio)

July 5, 2011 in Yuna | Permalink

Listen to New Yuna EP "Decorate"

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Yuna posters were all over South by Southwest this year.

Time for something a little different. If you feel like you need some music to help you relax and recharge, or if you're just looking for some tunes for a lazy, rainy day, make sure to check out Yuna's brand-new digital EP "Decorate." Yuna's music has a serene and delicate quality that calms the soul and warms the ear. A gorgeous effort that comes straight from the heart. 

Yuna may be new to most of us here in the States, the singer is already a household name in her home country of Malaysia.  In 2008, Yuna released her self-titled EP in Malaysia and the single "Deeper Conversation" became a massive success and went on to win the title of Best English Song at the 2009 AIM Awards, Malaysia's national music awards. Yuna swept the ceremony, also garnering Best Pop Song and Song of the Year for her Malay song, "Dan Severnarya". 

Inspired by artists ranging from Fiona Apple to No Doubt, Yuna picked up a guitar and began to fervently write at the age of 19 when she was in law school. She joined various art groups and recognized her love and natural talents for sketching, photography, web design and graphic design. 

The singer is now introducing her music in the States with "Decorate" that she released earlier this month in partnership with Fader. The EP is filled with five heartfelt gems but my favorite tracks include the touching (but way too short) title track "Decorate" that excudes a sweet vulnerability that is truly touching. "I decorate my house with things you love just in case you show up (. . .) just come back when you think it's time," she sings. Also, listen to the dreamy "Coffee" and the tender "Deeper Conversation." (Support new music and download "Decorate" on Amazon.com.)

 

March 27, 2011 in Yuna | Permalink