The life of an artist means that you are constantly criticised by both fans and haters. It’s part of the job and there’s no way of escaping it. You can do everything right and people will still find something to criticise about you. This life simply isn’t for everyone.
Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna is definitely living that life. Recently, the singer shared happy news about her upcoming album that will be released soon by sharing concept photos on her official Facebook page and Instagram profile but some netizens apparently aren’t very happy with them.
The concept photos for her new album titled “Y1” shows Yuna styling a dress made of silver net cloth and equipped with a head ornament made of beads. In the caption, the “Stay Where You Are” singer seemed very excited for the release of her upcoming 5th album. “I will be dropping 5 separate releases throughout 2022. Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, and finally the last one that will tie everything together, Y5,” she said.
Many fans actually praised the photos and concept shared by the songstress. Even Yuna herself loves them as it’s different from her previous styles. However, where there’s love, there’s also hate, or critics at least. Some comments on her Facebook post criticised the clothing Yuna wore for the concept photos as she is a hijabi. They stated they aren’t in favour of the 36-year-old’s dressing as she did in the photos because it looked too sexy.
Some even compared the concept photos to her old conservative image during her early days before she went international. One user on Twitter replied, “we can see your inners” while another expressed they missed the “old Yuna”. However, some of these comments didn’t necessarily come from a place of hate but rather concern as they’re worried Yuna might stray from her religion.
Comments on her Instagram post are mostly positive though. Whatever the case may be, Yuna is still releasing her new album regardless of what anyone thinks. For musicians, it’s all about the music than it is about the image after all. Pre-orders for Yuna’s 5th album “Y.1” are now available.