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by Yuna ZaraiYuna Zarai




Blessed with a cherubic croon that's equal parts Sixpence None the Richer's Leigh Nash and Ellie Goulding, and an ear for writing utterly infectious, radio-ready songs, Malaysia's Yuna has become something of a worldwide sensation. With her 2012 self-titled album, the singer/guitarist (born Yuna Zarai ) began garnering attention in the United States, especially after her appearances at Lollapalooza that year. On this, her third studio album and Verve debut, 2013's Nocturnal, Yuna continues in the soft, soulful, melodic pop vein of her previous albums. Essentially a straightforward pop singer/songwriter -- the kind who wouldn't sound out of place in a coffee shop -- there has always been something empowering and motivational at the core of Yuna's music. Whether it's that she's a strong female artist, or simply a positive-minded songwriter, many of the songs on Nocturnal evince a kind of delicate girl power vibe. And while Yuna's musical bread and butter are acoustic, singer/songwriter confessionals about love and intimacy ("Someone Who Can"), here her songs are given a sophisticated production that touches upon contemporary R&B ("Lights and Camera"), and breezy, radio-ready pop ("I Wanna Go") without losing any of her earthy sweetness. To these ends, we get the infectious and gentle, dance-oriented opener "Falling," the shimmering and buoyant Afro-pop-inflected "Rescue," and the passionate midtempo ballad "I Want You Back." Ultimately, with Nocturnal, Yuna's future looks bright.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/2013
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602537523849
catalogNumber: 001915102
Rank: 238459


  1. Falling
  2. Mountains
  3. Rescue
  4. Lights and Camera
  5. Lovely Intermission
  6. Someone Who Can
  7. I Want You Back
  8. Come Back
  9. Colors
  10. I Wanna Go
  11. Escape

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Yuna Zarai   Primary Artist,Vocals
Chris Braide   Piano,Keyboards
Om'Mas Keith   Synthesizer,Piano,Electric Bass,Conductor,Drums
Lee Pomeroy   Bass
Mike Einziger   Musician
Andy Miller   Drums
Tom Lea   Violin,Viola
Tomas Barfod   Percussion,Drums
Andreas Birk   Strings
Davide Rossi   Strings
Jeppe Kjellberg   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Piano
Robin Hannibal   Musician
Jeff Gitelman   Electric Guitar
Thomas Lea   Violin,Viola
Dave Gregory   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Claire Courchene   Cello
Yuna   Vocals

Technical Credits

Chris Braide   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Kevin Reagan   Art Direction
Om'Mas Keith   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,String Contractor
Chad Hugo   Composer,Producer
Mike Einziger   Producer,Engineer
Dahlia Ambach Caplin   Executive Producer
Tomas Barfod   Producer,Engineer
Jeppe Kjellberg   Producer
Robin Hannibal   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Jenna Andrews   Composer
Yuna Zarai   Composer
Ben Willis   Executive Producer
Joshua Andriano   Executive Producer
Mark Bengtson   Pro-Tools
Todd Robinson   Engineer
Elizabeth Lowell Boland   Composer

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