Yuna releases US debut EP, Decorate, on FADER Label | Full EP Stream


After making a huge name for herself in her home country and surrounding regions with the release of a stellar self-titled EP in 2008 and her critically acclaimed debut album titled Decorate in 2010, 24-year old Malaysian singer/songwriter Yuna Zarai who describes her music as “a cross between Mary Poppins and Coldplay” recently (March 15) released her US debut EP Decorate on the FADER label complete with three brand new songs to accompany the EP’s lead single “Decorate,” which was culled off of her debut album and “Deeper Conversations,” off of her Yuna EP.

Yuna’s Decorate EP is one of the best EPs I have heard so far in 2011 and at a little over sixteen minutes, it will leave you wanting more – and that feeling of wanting more is none more so present than on the lead single “Decorate” which is just over a minute and thirty seconds short long. It is such a great song with some of the most honest and heart breaking lyrics I’ve heard in a while which highlight her song-writing dexterity (she’s been writing for ten years) above and beyond all the generic and unoriginal writing we otherwise have to cope with.

Listen to the full 5-track EP below and make sure you use the iTunes link below to grab yourself a copy.

Purchase: Yuna – Decorate EP (iTunes)

Her writing prowess but also her honesty and somewhat refreshing vulnerability continue to shine through in tracks like “Someone Out of Town” and “Deeper Conversation”. The beauty of Yuna’s voice should probably go without saying but I will just say it anyway because her voice is nothing short of AMAZING!

As you know, a beautifully written song can only go as far as the delivering vocals will let it and every time I listen to “Decorate”, I am not only encapsulated by those words but her vocal rendition just melts my very soul. Check out her recent open bar performances of “Decorate” and “Someone Out of Town” for FADER TV below because sometimes words just don’t do certain music enough justice.

“Decorate”:

“Someone Out of Town”:

Bonus: Yuna – “Backpacking Around Europe”:

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