She’s a singer-songwriter from across the Causeway. She’s worked with Usher and Pharrell. And she’s back with a new album.
What can we expect from your third studio album, Chapters? It’s such a different-sounding album from my previous projects, so I think a lot of people are going to be pleasantly surprised with a lot of the songs in there. It also features a lot of other artists like Usher, Jhené Aiko and DJ Premier.
What’s your favourite track on the album, and why? “Mannequin”, the first track on the album. That’s my favourite, because I wrote it from scratch – on my piano, in my house – and then I took it over to the studio to work on it with my producers.
Do you have a wish list of other artistes you’d like to work with? I’d like to work with the biggest names, like Beyoncé or Rihanna. It doesn’t have to be a duet or a feature, although that would be great, but since I’m a songwriter, I’d love to write songs for them. I’d really like to work with Beyoncé because I’m a huge fan.
It’s been a decade since you started putting your music on Myspace. And in those 10 years, you’ve made it from Malaysia to LA, put out numerous albums, and even started a fashion line, 14Nov by Yuna Zarai. What’s next for you? I’m just trying to work on more music. I’m ready – I’ve been touring for the past five years and I want it to be a bigger thing. Hopefully, it’ll take me to a new chapter in my life where I’m a touring artist, and that I’ll get to make more albums and, I don’t know, win a Grammy? (laughs) You just never know!
Chapters will be available on iTunes on May 20 for $11.98.
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Tosh Zhang is a FLY Entertainment artiste. Check out his YouTube videos at www.youtube.com/user/Tosh13 and follow him on Instagram (@toshrock).
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