Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Yuna: Crush (Featuring Usher)

A big star in her native Malaysia for just over a decade, 29-year-old singer-songwriter Yunalis Mat Zara'ai aka Yuna has also had some degree of success in the U.S. and Europe. Released May 20, her fourth studio full-length 'Chapters' however may be the album that provides her with the exposure she needs to truly blow up world wide.

A decidedly smart career move is dropping a single featuring Usher who also co-wrote "Crush" (Note: Mac Robinson and Brian Warfield are also listed as co-writers). The song is like an audio version of to-die-for Italian ice cream on a sizzling hot summer day: meticulously crafted, ultra smooth, and impossible to resist.

The excellent video perfectly captures the mad pace of modern city life slowing down for a few precious moments; the clip was shot by Los Angeles based director Daniel Carberry.

Yuna who splits her time between L.A. and Kuala Lumpur regularly tours and has just finished a string of gigs in North America. In September she has several shows scheduled in continental Europe plus one in London.