Yuna, ‘Island’ – New Video
On April 24, Malaysian pop star Yuna released her first full-length album in America. She recently recorded a stripped-down version of ‘Island,’ the first single from her self-titled disc, for Converse’s ‘Rubber Tracks’ series.
Yuna, whose full name is Yunalis Zarai, is a 25-year old singer-songwriter with two albums and an EP to her name since 2008, for which she has won many awards in her native Malaysia. Five of the English-language tracks from those albums were compiled in an EP, ‘Decorate,’ which was released in the United States in March 2011.
The video for ‘Island’ is shot in black-and-white and features Yuna playing an unplugged hollow-body electric guitar. According to the bio on her website, she is heavily influenced by female-fronted 90s alternative acts such as No Doubt and the Cranberries. But you can also hear elements of modern female singer-songwriters like Feist and Sara Bareilles in her work, too.
Watch the Video for ‘Island’ by Yuna