Yuna: Artist You Should Know

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From KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez:

I first got hipped to Yuna via a single that begin to float around the blogs a couple months back called “Live Your Life”.

Yuna – Live Your Life by Yuna Music

The track had a dance tempo but very lush in soul and instrumentation.  The drum track reminded me of something that I could not put my finger on.  But then it hit me. Neptunes? Pharrell Williams?

I did my research and found he had produced the track.

Yuna was from Malaysia. Her music  blended well into my radio sets and soon stayed in rotation.  Then a listener actually posted the lyrics on my Facebook page and told me how inspired she was by this song. For some odd reason, I was moved by the tone and chords of the song, never realizing that the lyrical content was about something so beautiful.  See below…

Live Your Life Lyrics

All my life, I’ve been looking for something amazing

It’s almost like I’ve been star gazing

The sky is riding above me

Oh, oh, oh

We were meant for something bigger than this

Don’t ever try to dismiss yourself

Cause you don’t have to lose

— Anthony Valadez