A crush is a sneaky thing; having one can be really fun, but once an attraction balloons into officially “like liking” someone (to put it in middle school terms), dealing with the frustrations of unrequited love can be painful. The best crush advice I have ever received came to me via Sixteen Candles, when Samantha’s dad wisely tells her: “That’s why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they’d call them something else.” The indie-pop inclined R&B singer Yuna focuses on the strained push-and-pull of temperate attraction on her new song “Crush,” which just so happens to feature Usher, who I used to have a crush on when “Yeah!” was the biggest song in the world. This collaboration will be included on Yuna’s forthcoming full-length Chapters, and we already heard its first DJ Premier-produced single “Places To Go.” Check out “Crush” below.
Chapters is out 5/20 on FADER label.