Yunalis Zarai (aka Yuna) grew up in Malaysia. As a law school student, she began to write music, and eventually released her first albumin 2008, self-titled in Malaysia. Yuna became a huge success with her single "Deeper Conversations," winning the 2009 AIM award for Best English Song (Malaysia's national music awards).
Yuna reminds me of Sinead O'Connor, a similar sweeping voice, that both haunts and inspires, taking hold of emotions, uplifting and yet evoking a sentimentality that is both sharp and throbbing and hard to shake.
Review By: Susan Taylor