Malaysian singer-songwriter, entrepreneur and designer Yuna has been under the American mainstream radar for a while now, but that may change with her single “Crush” featuring Usher.
Straying from her signature ambient, folksy sound, Yuna says she was inspired by the 90s vibe of TLC, Aaliyah, and Alicia Keys when “Crush” came to be.
“When I wrote this I was studying Alicia Keys, Aaliyah , TLC, and I was like man, I gotta write stuff like this,” she says in the behind-the-scenes clip of the video shoot (below).
On the soft groove, Yuna and Usher sing to each other as potential love interests. “I feel a little rush, I think I have a little crush on you / I hope that’s not too much, but boy when I’m with you / I hear my heart singing, la la la la la la la la la,” they sing on the chorus.
The video is slated to drop later next week. Peep the BTS below:
Yuna’s recently announced album, Chapters, is set for release on May 20, 2016. The album has features from Usher, Jhene Aiko and more. Pre-order Chapters on iTunes here. Also, catch Yuna on tour starting April 29 in Washington, D.C. Tickets are available for purchase online here.