Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna has released her new album, Y5. The self-produced record is the follow-up to her 2019 album, Rouge.
The 17-track album includes previously shared songs taken from a series of EPs released since March.
Yuna had a simple reason for releasing the album in parts. “I wanted to make it possible so that the songs have equal attention on them,” she explained.
“There is a certain connection on each EP and a theme that’s going on. My goal for each EP is to bring something specific to life. Y1 is very soul, very R&B, but also throwback-y and lo-fi. Y2 is more straight R&B. On the third one, I was inspired by growing up listening to The Cardigans and wanted to do something where I was playing guitar.”
She concluded, “It all goes back to me doing something I enjoy, instead feeling forced into something that’s a single. I wanted to try just writing from the heart and making something that is 100 percent mine. Every song represents something I love that I want to share with the world.”
Y5 also features three additional songs, including “Can’t Get Over You.”
Yuna celebrated Y5 with a performance at Peppermint Club in Los Angeles, California.
As noted above, Yuna released her previous album Rouge in 2019. It featured guest appearances by Masego, Tyler, the Creator, G-Eazy and more. Some of the album’s focus tracks included “Blank Marquee” and “(Not) The Love Of My Life.”
Stream Yuna’s new album, Y5, below.