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)