Do Yuna this girl?

This girl stood out like a rocket in my mind a few months ago, and has been lingering since.

1516582103_lYou may have seen her / heard her by now.

She is Yuna.

Although she may be in the early stages of her music journey, she is one of the rare local singer songwriters who, I feel, have commercial potential overseas.

She hails from Kuantan, wears a tudung, studies law in Uitm, and bleeds a raw, unpolished sincerity in her songs.

I like her for the same reasons I like Meor. In the global marketplace of homogenous musical talent, they appear to have stories of their own.


Speaking to Izham that day got me dreaming about the music business again. It’s a puzzle I never really solved, but I reckon I will revisit when the time is right.

34 comments on “Do Yuna this girl?

  1. Stef August 13, 2008 5:46 am

    never heard of her… bt it’s a pleasant surprise to listen to her music on her myspace… i was like..WOW!!!

    it’s good to have more talented local singer/songwriter.. bright future ahead for of luck!

  2. Li'er August 15, 2008 5:46 am

    she’s got an incredible voice!! I could put her music on 3 hr loops 😉 kinda sounds like a blend of Dido and that girl who sang “Chasing Pavements”

    Why don’t you become her manager and push her onto the international scene?!

  3. khailee August 15, 2008 6:57 am

    haha… nah im sure someone else can do it, n do it good 🙂

  4. titan August 20, 2008 8:30 am

    uik. sape yuna nih..

  5. Pengodam August 22, 2008 7:36 am

    KLUE call this person ustazah rock

  6. troisnyxétienne August 30, 2008 3:13 am

    Wish I could do something like this. I’m one of the unfortunate-unhappy right now.

  7. troisnyxétienne August 30, 2008 3:16 am

    By the way, I did get attracted to this post because well… that girl’s name is Yuna. Same name as one of my favourite Final Fantasy characters.

  8. mia September 2, 2008 9:13 am

    Yuna entered the One in A Million season 1 and I thought she was brilliant. Luckily for her she didn’t make it through the first rounds otherwise she’d be singing sappy Malay love songs that haven’t left the 90s.

  9. troisnyxétienne September 5, 2008 12:20 pm

    I wouldn’t mind revamping those sappy love songs. Make them un-sappy.

  10. Diyana Shahrom September 5, 2008 4:49 pm

    Yuna slept over my place last July since one of my housemate is friends with her.

    She’s so nice 🙂

  11. oDiN September 5, 2008 7:41 pm

    she’s hot !

  12. Play8oy September 24, 2008 4:43 pm

    she has a unique voice….how come i dono much about her?

  13. Liyana September 26, 2008 2:23 am

    would like to have the After Midnight song by Yuna.
    do forward it to me .

  14. mamafiza October 21, 2008 3:06 am

    Thank you for sharing Sir 🙂

    Yes, indeed, I just love her songs plus her personality. Simply gorgeous lady!

  15. Girl October 30, 2008 8:35 pm

    She’s our malaysian corinne bailey ray…

  16. ikram November 4, 2008 5:44 pm

    sigh. good times eh music business. Now selling 4k album copies is considered good.

    maybe have to ask ‘do we really love our artistes/music’

    I still buy my schtuff from itunes man.. i like having the album covers 🙂

  17. myleena November 27, 2008 6:14 am

    i like this gal so much…song…lyrics..wah best banget deh!

  18. JO February 6, 2009 4:34 pm

    her voice/ the music / >>
    pergh FANTASTIC..!!

  19. iza February 7, 2009 8:26 am

    i agree, she is our own version corrine bailey ray….

    i knew about her initially from facebook and listened to her “Rocket” …very nice 🙂

  20. KONG February 8, 2009 12:44 pm

    keep going on girl!!

  21. syikeen February 11, 2009 4:35 am

    she sounds exactly like corrine bailey rae.

  22. Are-thief February 24, 2009 4:52 am

    i just heard her song last nite “rocket”..
    n i say.. WOW..
    i didnt know that she is malay due to her slang in english is vey nice..

    im sure she will become a star afta these..

  23. K-E March 11, 2009 2:25 am

    awesome..when i listened to ‘Dan Sebenarnya’ it’s like listening to corrine bailey rae singing malay song ,

  24. zira March 14, 2009 3:51 pm

    just listening Yuna’s song “dan sebenarnya’.
    Remind me to Indonesian artist which is Yuna much much better.
    Go girl

  25. yanto April 12, 2009 12:16 pm

    i hope her originality did not get sweep away by the m’sian music mainstream which is just so boring…hope she stay beautiful as she is now…gud luck

  26. Anonymous May 19, 2009 6:22 am

    Norah Jones, Colbie Cailatt, and… what do you know, Yuna !

  27. musicmates May 19, 2009 1:39 pm

    Still now I never heard of her. I will go ahead listening to her music. Good luck for ever.

  28. Mizneez May 24, 2009 2:17 pm

    mia, i gotta agree wif u…lucky she made her own sappy songs..

  29. zue May 31, 2009 1:57 pm

    talented young galz..
    personality + voice = PERFECT..

  30. article July 15, 2009 4:29 am

    I feel, have commercial potential overseas.It’s a puzzle I never really solved, but I reckon I will revisit when the time is right.

  31. mens bracelets July 18, 2009 8:05 am

    Still now I never heard of her. I will go ahead listening to her music. Good luck for ever to grow well in her music career.

  32. music Instruments September 16, 2009 4:30 am

    I like her for the same reasons I like More. In the global marketplace of homogeneous musical talent, they appear to have stories of their own.

  33. zicobranco October 2, 2009 12:37 am

    salah seorang penyanyi yang mempunyai kelunakan suara yang merdu…..

  34. Nuri February 7, 2010 12:38 pm

    i don’t really listen to malay songs except for nasyid songs but thank god! I know who she is n i’m proud of her!

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