Released On: Oct 29, 2013
Released By: Verve Music Group
Breakthrough singer/songwriter Yuna's new album Nocturnal will the first full-length follow-up to her critically acclaimed self-titled debut from last year. Nocturnal features Yuna's distinctive blend of bouncy trip-hop, 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.
Recorded in Los Angeles, Nocturnal marks a major step forward for Yuna, expanding upon the achievements of her self-titled 2012 debut album and its Pharrell Williams-produced breakthrough hit "Live Your Life." Nocturnal's 11 sparkling new originals include the warmly intoxicating first single "Falling," produced by Robin Hannibal of Quadron and the soul-pop group Rhye; the effervescent, uplifting "Rescue," produced by English pop auteur Chris Braide; the breezy, upbeat "I Wanna Go," produced by Michael Einziger of Incubus; and the hauntingly bittersweet "Someone Who Can," produced by Chad Hugo of the Neptunes.
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."
Stream "Rescue," "Someone Who Can," and "Colors" via Soundcloud