Los Angeles, Ca — Breakthrough singer/songwriter Yuna is set to release her forthcoming new album “Nocturnal” on Verve Records on October 29. The new album marks Yuna’s first full-length follow-up to her critically acclaimed self-titled debut from last year. “Nocturnal” features Yuna’s distinctive blend of organic pop, R&B soul and acoustic folk while also “digging deeper into her huge bag of pop star potential” (okayplayer.com). The album marks a new chapter for the Malaysian-born artist who is earning plenty of comparisons to female vocalists such as Feist, Adele and Norah Jones.
“Nocturnal” is a collection of eleven infectious new songs featuring the intoxicating single “Falling” produced by Robin Hannibal of the soul-pop group Rhye as well as the effervescent and uplifting track “Rescue” produced by Chris Braide. Other album highlights include “I Wanna Go” produced by Michael Einziger of Incubus as well as the breezy “Come Back.”
Already recognized worldwide, 2012 served as YUNA’s breakout year in North America. With her debut, Rolling Stone championed her as having, “certified indie cred and massive pop potential,” Complex Magazine called her “a deeply refreshing addition to America’s musical landscape” and The New York Times described her music as “gorgeous.” Yuna performed on national television, was a finalist for MTV Iggy’s “Best New Band In The World,” has had multiple songs featured in movies and on soundtracks, and played both Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. She recently appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” where she performed her duet with multi-platinum recording artist OWL CITY, “Shine Your Way.”
North American tour dates will be announced shortly.
(Los Angeles, CA) – Internationally praised Malaysian-born songstress YUNA will release her new digital EP titled ‘Sixth Street,’ on May 7, 2013 via Verve Records/Indie-Pop Music. ‘Sixth Street’ will be YUNA’s first release with Verve Records, and serves as the follow up to her debut self-titled album, ‘Yuna,’ that was released last year.
YUNA explains, “‘Sixth Street’ is probably a new chapter for me. All of the songs were written in my apartment where I’m most comfortable, and at that point I understood who I was and knew what I was feeling about life.”
To celebrate the release of the EP, YUNA has teamed up with virtual venue platform Stageit, who will host the EP release show. By choosing an online partner to live-stream the performance, it allows all of her fans, regardless of where they’re located worldwide, to attend the event. A ticket for the show is $10 and can be purchased here. Tickets will give fans access to the live feed, where YUNA will be performing songs from the EP and other favorites.
LA Weekly will also be hosting a contest titled “I Wanna Go” See Yuna. Syncing up with the name of her forthcoming single, “I Wanna Go,” five lucky winners will be selected to come to the Indie-Pop Offices, where the filming will be broadcast out of, and see the show in-person. Details on the contest will be announced in the coming weeks, so check www.laweekly.com and Yuna’s social properties for updates.
Already recognized worldwide, 2012 served as YUNA’s breakout year in North America. With her debut, Rolling Stone championed her as having, “certified indie cred and massive pop potential,” and Complex described her as, “a deeply refreshing addition to America’s musical landscape.” She’s performed on national television, was a finalist for MTV Iggy’s “Best New Band In The World,” has had multiple songs featured in movies and on soundtracks, and played both Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. She recently appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” where she performed her duet with multi-platinum recording artist OWL CITY, “Shine Your Way.” The track can be heard here, and is the theme song in Dream Works Animation’s 3D comedy, THE CROODS, in theatres now.
If you know me then you know how much I more than love Yuna, her voice is beyond amazing and her aura is downright infectious. When I heard the homie Wahid interviewed her for Karmaloop I had to post it on here for y’all to see. Up top the two talk about living your dreams, secretly becoming a pop star, and working with Pharrell.
I promise you I was jamming to her album today when I came across this video. I swear, I have to thank Malaysia for producing such a dope artist. I am glad she came to the states to share her love for music. I think some of us need to wake up and peep her skills. And that is all I have to say about it.
Her music cannot come fast enough. Man, Island sounds so amazing on the acoustic level. I am pretty sure it is the inflections of her voice. Yuna has a bright future ahead of her as long as she makes what she makes.
Must be nice to get some sort of recognition stateside. Regardless, I will be making this album a priority purchase as soon as it drops. She deserves the support. Her music is beautiful stuff. ‘Nuff said on that front.
So, this engaging artist is signed to The Fader’s label and is being produced by Pharrell? Oh, my. So far, this is sounding like some overtly positive, soul soothing stuff. I am LOVING it. Point blank, period.
Oh, and if you feel extra supportive right now….purchase the single on Itunes.