Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna has dropped new R&B single “Invisible,” which picks up where the narrative of her 2016 hit single “Crush,” featuring Usher left off.
Where “Crush,” played on the euphoria that accompanies a new romance, “Invisible,” paints a heartfelt picture of unrequited love. A soulful piece dropping from R&B heaven right into the hearts and minds of listeners, the track blends an earworm melody with longing lyrics drawn from personal experience, as the songstress’ soulful, emotive voice elevates the expansive tale of a crush left unacknowledged and incomplete.
With slow-build and dreamy instrumentals grounded by the much-too-relatable feeling of heartbreak, Yuna’s husky vocals pierce through a piano-led, jazzy, soundscape which soars as she opens with lyrics coming straight from her heart,” I thought that maybe I could / Explain the way I love you / But you don’t even know, I would look down on the floor / Every time you’re passing through,” continuing “Oh you’re my baby, I keep falling / I’m just scared this love for you will stay this way / But to you, I’m fading away…Invisible, invisible”
Speaking of the track, the singer said, “ The song is about falling in love with someone, but the other person doesn’t see you. It’s about what that feels like to deal with those emotions.”
Born in Kedah, Malaysia, Yuna who splits her time between Kuala Lumpur and Los Angeles began her musical journey at the age of 14 – dropping her award-nominated debut album in 2008- before going on to release hit albums including her US debut EP, Decorate, 2016’s critically acclaimed album Chapters featuring Usher, Jhene Aiko, etc and most recently her 2019 album Rouge featuring hit songs from Tyler, the Creator, and G-Eazy. “Invisible” marks Yuna’s second track as an independent artist, the first being early summer track “Stay Where You Are.”
Breaking cultural and musical boundaries with ease and style, Yuna’s brand of sultry pop and R&B is truly one of a kind.