THOSE underwhelmed by the nostalgic, urban sigh of “Places To Go” rejoice: polite Malaysian popstar Yuna has finally got that much-anticipated duet with Usher out and it’s called “Crush”.
In the new song, Yuna relaxes against a backdrop of ambient guitars, underscored by an almost languid snare drum. Produced by Grammy-nominated duo Fisticuffs, the pop/r’n’b concoction sounds like a smash hit.
Utilising heavy repetition cleverly, it’s a gorgeously-written slow-burner featuring strong melody lines and subdued vocal performances.
Most exciting perhaps is the fact that the song has been circulating around the net, particularly on American hip-hop/rap blogs, and reviews have been largely positive thus far.
A minimalist, slow jam which sounds inspired from an old Prince & The New Power Generation session, Yuna and Usher trade verses about an adult puppy love that’s infallibly impossible to dislike.
— Meka, 2DOPEBOYZ
“Crush” has been the second official track unveiled from Yuna’s upcoming studio album, Chapters. The 10-track release also includes a collaboration with US R&B star Jhene Aiko among other interesting titles.
Make sure to get the song on iTunes soon, because Chapters won’t be out for at least another two months, folks!