A couple of days ago, Yuna revealed the details of her new album, “Chapters”. Along with the announcement, the Malaysian singer-songwriter also released her first single off the album, a hip hop and indie soul collaboration with living legend DJ Premier titled, “Places to Go”.
But perhaps our homegrown darling saved the best for last because just a couple of hours ago, Yuna released “Crush”, a song that has effectively made us fall head over heels in love with her all over again.
Oh, and we mustn’t forget to mention that the sultry duet features the smooth vocals of American R&B artiste, Usher ;)
On working with Usher, Yuna previously told Hitz FM, “I met up with (Usher) about a year ago and we did not talk about any collaborations.”
“When I was recording my new album, I had this one song and I had an idea. We sent it over to him and we didn’t hear anything back for like 2 months. And then I got an e-mail from him and it was a recorded song of him on the song already, all mixed, all done,” she added.
We’ve just heard it and we gotta say that it’s hard to not love their angelic vocals over soft, minimalist instrumental track. If you’re a fan of R&B, you will probably have this on repeat for a while, reckon. At least to tide you over until “Chapters” is finally released ;)
“I feel a little rush,” she sings. “I think I’ve got a little old crush on you/ I hope it’s not too much.” But she needn’t worry, Usher is ready to to please, “I know you’ve been down,” he replies. “I won’t let you down.”
UPDATE (26th April, 3:45pm):
It’s finally out!
Check out the official music video for Yuna’s “Crush” with Usher that was gracefully filmed in black-and-white below:
The singer-songwriter shared an Instagram post thanking everyone that was involved in making “Crush” a success.
“Special thanks to Usher, the talented director Daniel Carberry, my management Indie Pop, my friends who came to help me out, the production crew, my makeup artist Gabbi Pascua, the stylists, the lovely extras (if you’re reading this say HEYYY). I really appreciate you guys helping me in making this possible. ‘Crush’ was written by me, produced by Brian & Mac of Fisticuff…It was just a song we all jammed to on a lazy afternoon, and now it has come to life with the help of you awesome people…Music video is now out on Vevo,” wrote the star.
Yuna’s “Chapters” will mark her 3rd full-length international studio release. The album will be released on 20th May.