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Yuna – The Rouge Tour with Skylar Stecker

August 2 @ 9:00 pm

| $-25

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There’s a timeless groove to the R&B of Yuna on her fourth forthcoming album Rouge, one that’s been two years in the making. It’s the most ambitious project the songwriter has ever taken on, and the first album she’s putting out as a fully realized woman. It’s also an LP that she worked harder than ever on, re-visiting songs, editing them down, adding new layers, enriching every single moment to make it the most luscious musical experience for her audience. Yuna makes soulful pop that contains the sultriness of Sade, the flair of Aaliyah, and the sweetness of Brandy. There are clear forebears upon her art, but her story is so singular that it’s hard to draw a line in the sand when it comes to Yuna’s lineage in the urban pop spectrum.

Yuna was born in Kedah, Malaysia and spent most of her life growing up in Kuala Lumpur. An only child, she was the apple of her hard-working parents’ eyes. She was raised a devout Muslim but within an assimilated and secular enough society that she was exposed to a great deal of pop culture. In fact, her earliest memories of music are being driven around by her father in his second-hand BMW listening to ‘80s pop icon Paula Abdul, German metal band Scorpions and Swedish rock duo Roxette. As a kid she was accustomed to transition, moving around the country to accommodate her father’s work as a government servant. She was quiet and hard-working, well-behaved and good at keeping herself company—a day-dreamer. When she started to display musical tendencies as a six-year-old, her mother was very encouraging of it as a future path. But at the time Yuna rejected the idea of becoming a professional singer. Music was her first major love. “I always knew I wanted to do something in music,” she says. “I just didn’t know what or how.”


August 2, 2019
9:00 pm
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The New Parish
(510) 444-7474
579 18th Street (at San Pablo), Oakland, CA 94612 United States


The New Parish
(510) 444-7474