When the name Yuna first started making its rounds, many disregarded her music as something extraneous to local music. They soon had to admit being hasty with their scepticism.
Yuna Zarai has since become Malaysia’s international ambassador and now – 10 years after puting her first tracks on MySpace and stepping on stage for some acoustic mini-shows around the country – she can name Pharrell Williams and Usher among her collabolators.
At the same time, she’s been able to maintain her very own distinct style that blends western and Malaysian inspirations, as well as maintain a very special relationship with her fans.
For 20th May, she set the release of her third album, “Chapters”, which is preceded by a great new single “Places To Go” produced by legendary hip-hop producer DJ Premier.
“We had to be mindful of the weather, the sun position, the time, and ofcourse, cars driving by,” Yuna said about the video directed by Zev Schmitz with Calvin Callaway.
An artistic black and white video with a rather lengthy intro on her reminiscing her dream, the slow motion video of her flawless run across the street is that metaphor of all of us chasing for something.