Malaysian singer Yuna has released her fourth studio album, Rouge.
The R&B crooner flexes her global reach by featuring a varied slate of collaborators on the LP. These link-ups include “Blank Marquee,” featuring G-Eazy, the Little Simz-assisted “Pink Youth” and opener “Castaway” with Tyler, the Creator. Masego, Jay Park, KYLE and Japanese musician Miyavi appear on the record as well.
Never one to shy away from her heritage, the singer also pays homage to her Malaysian roots on “Forevermore” and “Tiada Akhir,” adding to the album’s thematic and musical diversity.
Funky and soulful, Rouge shows Yuna’s more personal side. “I’ve always wanted to make a very classy album,” she explained in a press statement. “I’ve become the woman I’ve always wanted to be. 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 color of becoming this woman that I am.”
Rouge is Yuna’s follow-up to 2016’s Chapters. It arrived last Friday via Verve Forecast Records. Stream it here: