October 7, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Malaysian Singer-Songwriter Yuna To Bring Eclectic Music Mix To Pier Thursday:

Rising international star Yuna will grace the Santa Monica Pier with her presence as the second headliner of the Twilight Concert Series this Thursday, July 17.

This Malaysian-born singer-songwriter is known for being unafraid to dip her feet into all the bodies of water that life has to offer: she’s not only a gifted musician, but a law school graduate and a businesswoman as well.

Similarly, her music also encompasses an expansive and eclectic mix of genres. Though she generally categorizes her music as pop, Yuna says that fans can identify traces of jazz, R&B, folk, and even electronica “casually moving in the same song” in her latest album.

This versatile blend allows a wide variety of listeners to be able to relate to her music, meaning connoisseurs of all musical styles can have their cup of tea.

“I would say my vocals are what ties all these elements together,” Yuna said. “I’m open to exploring new types of music. I like to experiment.”

The singer has “been really into music” ever since she was a child. She recalls playfully performing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera songs when she was younger – likely a relatable memory for an abundance of those in her age group. However, a more evolved form of passion sprouted upon writing her very first song at the age of 19.

“There comes a new experience in terms of performing when you’re playing your very own music,” Yuna said.

Some of Yuna’s first gigs included performing at “local independent shows and coffee shops,” carrying the ambiance of the quintessential singer/songwriter with her.

“It was just me and my acoustic guitar,” she said.

As an international artist, Yuna and her guitar have now performed around the world. Along with these experiences, she has fostered an appreciation for “crowd interaction,” which is also what she considers her favorite part of performing.

Often regarded as the first Malaysian artist to win over the American market, Yuna certainly has humble thoughts about the audiences that she has captivated.

“It’s crazy to think that I can interact with people from all over the place,” she said. “I’m just a girl from Malaysia.”

In light of her Santa Monica concert quickly approaching, Yuna expressed her love for the beachside city.

“Going to the beach is always a treat,” she said. “The very end of the pier is one of my favorite places.”

Be sure to catch Yuna perform July 17 at 7 pm. All Twilight Concerts are free.

Yuna’s latest album “Nocturnal” was released in October of last year.

For more information on Yuna, visit yunamusic.com. For more information on the Twilight Concert series, visit santamonicapier.org/twilightconcerts.

in News
Related Posts

Santa Monica Burger Joint Big Jo’s Closing After 65 Years

October 6, 2022

October 6, 2022

Restaurant to close October 17 after property sold By Sam Catanzaro Burger joint Big Jo’s, a Santa Monica institution for...

Madame Wu, Famed Santa Monica Restaurateur, Dies at 106

October 6, 2022

October 6, 2022

Restaurateur begind Madame Wu’s Garden passes away September 19 By Dolores Quintana Sylvia Wu, born Sylvia Cheng, was much better...

Stacked Lineup of Restaurants Planned for Delta’s New LAX Terminal

October 6, 2022

October 6, 2022

Alfred Coffee, Native, Chicken + Beer and more set to come to the all-new Terminal 3 By Dolores Quintana A...

Third Annual Arnold Maeda Manzanar Pilgrimage Grant Application Period Now Open

October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

Applications due January 6, 2022 Submitted by the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument (VJAMM) Committee The Venice Japanese American Memorial...

Santa Monica Human Services Grants Program Request for Proposal for FY 2023-27 Now Open

October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

Applications due January 18, 2022  On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, the City of Santa Monica released a Request for Proposals...

Westside Ladies Clean Up History in Santa Monica

October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

Members of the Santa Monica Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) spent some time this past month cleaning a...

Local Businesses Donate $400,000 to We Are Santa Monica Fund to Support Police Cadet Program

October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

Program to be reinstituted thanks to donation Last week, the Santa Monica City Council approved budget appropriations for a $400,000...

Chevy Takes Over Electric Avenue For EV Test Drive Event

October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

Local EV test drive event showcase the utility of EVs and EUVs in addition to new models by Chevy..Video sponsored...

Adult Female P-65 Is the First Mountain Lion in Study to Die of Complications From Mange

October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

P-65 was found dead by biologists on March 4, 2022, near a stream in the central Santa Monica Mountains Adult...

Santa Monica Businesses Welcome German Health Trade and Science Delegation

October 3, 2022

October 3, 2022

German Minister-President, State Secretary and business leaders visit Santa Monica, forging path in artificial intelligence and medicine Quantgene, a Santa...

Santa Monica Police Department to Begin Enforcement for Vehicles Parked on Parkways

October 3, 2022

October 3, 2022

Officers will also enforce vehicles parked on driveway aprons The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will soon begin to cite...

New Affordable Housing Development Coming To 7th Street: Santa Monica Real Estate Report – October 3rd, 2022

October 3, 2022

October 3, 2022

Property, Developments, and Listings on the Westside.*  New Affordable Housing Development Coming To 7th Street* The Director Of Community Services,...

Developer Plans 136 Units of Housing Near Expo-Bundy Station

October 1, 2022

October 1, 2022

By Dolores Quintana  A new development could be on the way near the Metro Expo/Bundy station in the future if...