The Juice highlighted the rising career of Malaysian-born folk singer Yuna this April, with a feature on her career start and her debut album, which features production from Pharrell Williams. This week, we are pleased to exclusively premiere video of Yuna performing of her bubbly tune “Island” during a live session for the podcast series Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt.
“This next song ‘Island’ is a song that I wrote about trying to help someone get out of a dark place in his life,” says Yuna, “and do something fun together so he doesn’t have to be sad all the time.”
Performing in a traditional Muslim hijab head covering, the budding talent sings, “You’re an island / I’m just a little boat… Come with me and you’ll never be alone.”
Yuna also performed “Live Your Life” and “Paradise” during the stripped-down set. Click here to check out the full three-song performance and full interview. Yuna’s self-titled album featuring “Island” was released earlier this year.