yunè pinku’s music taps into many facets of being a young person in the early 2020s. Half-Malaysian and half-Irish, the hotly-tipped newcomer layers wistful, syrupy vocals over production that draws from the UK rave canon but with a restless, textural slant.
Traces of her childhood spent growing up in London can be heard in the shuffly garage rhythms of her production, although as a teen she was more into 70s and 80s music. Having recently dropped her mesmeric first two singles ‘Laylo’ and ‘Affection’, yunè pinku is now on the cusp of releasing her debut solo EP.
“The project overall is about sort of anxiously attending things and the constant sense of trying to be tougher.” It’s music for pre-drinking while applying eyeliner; the messy afters; the 8am Uber journey home.
Prior to this, yunè collaborated with rising Australian dance star Logic1000 on ‘What You Like’. She has also been co-signed by Joy Orbison, who invited her to contribute a guest mix on his Radio 1 residency.