Malaysian Songbird: YUNA

She’s been raved about, no doubt, and is much-deserving of the attention. Yuna, (born Yunalis Zarai) is a rising star. Her voice is subtle yet strong, and beautiful guitar complements her intense lyrics. The 25-year-old singer-songwriter released her self-titled EP in 2008, in her hometown of Malaysia, and has gained steady praise and visibility ever since.

Yuna recently paid a visit to KCRW‘s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” and  the pop/soul songstress performs alongside Goapele at the El Rey Theater August 2. Two dope songbirds in L.A. on the same night, at the same venue? Yes.