Theres a timeless groove to the R&B of Yuna on her fourth forthcoming album Rouge, one thats been two years in the making. Its the most ambitious project the songwriter has ever taken on, and the first album shes putting out as a fully realized woman. Its also an LP that she worked harder than ever on, re-visiting songs, editing them down, adding new layers, enriching every single moment to make it the most luscious musical experience for her audience. Yuna makes soulful pop that contains the sultriness of Sade, the flair of Aaliyah, and the sweetness of Brandy. There are clear forebears upon her art, but her story is so singular that its hard to draw a line in the sand when it comes to Yunas lineage in the urban pop spectrum.
In 2019, Yuna splits her time between Kuala Lumpur and LA where she recorded Rouge. She lists recent inspirations in Post Malone, H.E.R. and Anderson Paak. However, she really does think of herself in her own lane. Ive done this for ten years and I still feel like I surprise people, she laughs. Its fun because I get to educate people and I dont feel a pressure to be a certain way. People have to understand that Im different. Above everything Im just a normal human being who loves making music, who believes in something. I dont feel like I need to conform. I need to be my own person first.
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