So I've been working on a new album. I feel like I've said that 450,000 times already. But can you believe it? It's my 4th album to be released in America! How time flies.. and what a blessing to have another opportunity to make my art and share it with the world again. I guess it's very different this time.. As I'm taking my time to write a beautiful album, I'm also embarking on this beautiful journey of being married to someone I love. I gotta admit, I've been enjoying the marital bliss, and putting the music stuff on hold. Don't panic - we have songs, and I'm still able to be creative, but it's just a little slow and some songs to me.. they can be better. I tend to be that way when there's a lot going on with my life, ofcourse, it's normal. But you know what, I might be biased, the music is sounding pretty cool. I'm super excited, I've been in the studio with different producers, also been writing with some awesome writers, and the songs we made together sounds pretty amazing.
About a few years ago while writing my last album Chapters, I was the opposite of where I am right now, I was dealing with a lot of pain. But writing Chapters helped me get out of that, I was dealing with a death of a relationship, loss, and also losing my self-confidence, I was ready to pack up and leave, honestly.
But of course I didn't.. I might get sad once in a while, but I'm not dumb! I manage to overcome all of that, I got back into the studio, I decided to be honest with myself, forgive myself, and let the past go. I told myself that I was good enough, and I was able to move on. It's really weird, I guess I don't mind sharing because being sad can sometimes trap you in a world that is not real, making you believe that this is it, this is all that I'm going to feel forever. With the help of loving friends and family, I learned how to get back on my feet, to take on new responsibilities, and then later take on new challenges, and I have to say, I'm the happiest I've been a very long time. I have a sense of purpose, like before I was just passing through life - but now I can feel like I'm doing something meaningful. I wrote something on that in one of my songs, and hopefully this will lift up the spirits of those who are listening.
Yes, I've changed a lot after Chapters. I'm at a place where I'm no longer afraid to stand up for myself. I also learned that sometimes people might use me as a stepping stone, I keep giving and they keep taking, and now, it's time to walk away. It's okay to go on my own path. I'm at a place where I know I'm valuable and I know when to say 'No' to things I know will be a waste of time, and its okay if that will not please somebody. And last but not least, I learned that I should only reserve the best of me to someone who deserves it, and loves me back unconditionally. This too, was a topic I wrote in one of my songs.
I think I needed some time, to be this new me, in this new, thicker skin, enjoy it for a little bit, before I could move on and write something new. I could've released anything last year, but it wouldn't be fair to me and the fans. We all deserve a finished version of Yuna. Like a nice, classic, mid-century piece furniture that you see at a store, you can't quite afford it yet, but you know you will get it one day. You know, something like that, if you're a furniture freak like me, you'd understand.
I guess all I'm trying to say is, a new album is coming soon. And I'll make sure it's great and that will mean something to you, and will mean everything to me.