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Let the buzz begin: Singer-songwriter Yuna on her new album 'Nocturnal'

With her second American album Nocturnal set to hit streets on Tuesday, we sat down with the Malaysian-born singer-songwriter Yuna to chat everything from listening to the Spice Girls  to working with the Neptunes’ Chad Hugo.

EW: So your sound has a big mix of genres. What are some of your strongest influences?

Yuna: I’m a ‘90s child, so I grew up listening to the Cardigans, Fiona Apple – just a weird mixture. The Cranberries and Spice, you know what I mean? My dad used to play a lot of rock, too, like the Beatles and Velvet Underground.

You once described your music as a cross between Mary Poppins and Coldplay. Can you elaborate?

I can’t believe people still hold onto that! It was a quote that I had on, like, my Myspace Music page seven years ago. But yeah, what I meant to say is I like to incorporate a lot of different genres in my music, and, you know, having a sense of honesty and sincerity in the lyrics as well. But I’m still pop at the same time.

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Indie rock supergroup Divine Fits cover Frank Ocean -- Watch it here

Image Credit: Pamela Littky

Divine Fits made the indie blogosphere very happy when they announced their formation earlier this year.

Comprised of Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade/Handome Furs’ Dan Boeckner, and New Bomb Turks’ Sam Brown, the Fits were destined to make waves among jangly garage aficionados.

But they’ve got their own love for major-label R&B: Check out a fan video of their performance of Frank Ocean’s “Lost,” taken from their performance at the Met in Pawtucket, RI, after the jump. READ FULL STORY

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