Artist To Watch //New Music: Yuna Releases Her Cover Of Frank Ocean’s ‘Thinking About You’
Yuna was feeling inspired by Frank Ocean‘s recent statements and music, so the Malaysian bred songbird recorded and shot her own rendition of Frank’s hit tune ‘Thinking About You.’
Yuna is an independent Malaysian singer-songwriter. She began writing her own songs when she was 14 years old, and her first performance of her own songs was at the age of 19, after she learned how to play guitar. She started out as a solo MySpace artist in 2006, singing in both English and Malay. Her music influences include Feist, The Cardigans, Coldplay, Sia and Bob Dylan.
Yuna’s meteoric rise in the Malaysian indie music scene is largely due to the strong following she gained via Myspace. Having played at many gigs since the release of her Demo, EP and then two local albums, she is now focusing on promoting and performing music on her debut US Album.
Yuna describes her music as “a cross between Mary Poppins and Coldplay.” The independent Malaysian singer was nominated as one of MTV Iggy’s Best New Bands in the World. She performed at the historic MTV Studios in Times Square New York singing “Decorate”, “Come As You Are” and her new single “Live Your Life”, which was produced by Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D.