Rouge out on 12th July via Verve Forecast
Malaysian pop artist turned international star Yuna debuts the video for new album track “Pink Youth” featuring Little Simz.
The animated video depicts Yuna and Little Simz saving the world from the powers-at-be trying to capture all colours and hope from the world.
Conceptualised by Yuna and Adam Sinclair, the video was written, directed and edited by Esteban Valdez, with executive producers Carl Jones and Brian Ash (The Boondocks, Black Dynamite).
“When I was writing ‘Pink Youth’, I wanted to celebrate being a girl,” explains Yuna, “When I was younger, I remember a lot of people didn’t believe in me just because I was a girl trying to do something amazing… this song is for all the girls out there, who never got the encouragement & support they deserve.”
Watch here: https://Yuna.lnk.to/PinkYouthVideoPR
Yuna’s new album Rouge is out on 12th July. Recently, she confirmed album track “Castaway” features Tyler, the Creator.
Born in Kedah, Malaysia and raised primarily in Kuala Lumpur, Yuna now splits her time between Malaysia and Los Angeles, where she recorded Rouge. “I’m a Muslim singer-songwriter, but I never saw myself as that,” she explains, “That label became more obvious to me as I moved to LA…it was really cool that everyone I met supported the fact that I do my own thing and don’t sacrifice my identity for the music.”
Yuna describes her new album, noting that “the whole album is about how I am with myself: I’m comfortable with my relationship, with my focus on my career. It’s the colour of becoming this woman I am.”
Yuna began writing songs and teaching herself to play guitar at age 14. She recorded her debut album in 2008, earning her five Malaysian Music Award nominations. Her U.S. debut EP, Decorate, featured production by Grammy-award winning producer Pharrell Williams.
Yuna’s upcoming release Rouge follows 2016’s critically acclaimed Chapters, which features collaborations with Usher, Jhené Aiko ad DJ Premier. Billboard included the album in their Critics’ Picks for Best R&B Albums, and the single “Crush” featuring Usher peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Chart.
Rouge – Tracklisting
Castaway (feat. Tyler, the Creator)
Blank Marquee (feat. G-Eazy)
(Not) The Love of My Life
Teenage Heartbreak (feat. MIYAVI)
Pink Youth (feat. Little Simz)
Forget About You
Likes (feat. KYLE)
Amy (feat. Masego)
Does She (feat. Jay Park)