El Yunque

by YUS

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El Yunque is the third album from American artist YUS, following 2010's Palms and 2014's Talisman. Inspired and named after the tropical rain forest in Puerto Rico, it combines elements of latin, afrobeat, electronic, and pop musics to form its own unique sound. It was created between Spring 2012 and May 2015, and revised in 2018.

Official video for Star Cravin' (dir. Quinton Dominguez): www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKnG4Hq7iE4
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released December 8, 2018

Composed, written, performed, recorded, produced, mixed, and designed by Youceff Yunque Kabal at home in Phoenix, AZ and Long Beach, CA.

Mastered by Dietrich Schoenemann at Complete Mastering.

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YUS is the sound of American singer-composer Youceff Kabal. Drawing from an eclectic set of influences, YUS creates emotive soundscapes that strike listeners with their depth and impactful lyrics.

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Track Name: Two Halves
is it the last time i get to have
you there to see i'm destined to dive
into the ocean that sits behind
all the emotion i hope you find

and i'm hopin i'm hopin i'm hopin i'm hopin i'm hopin i'm hopin i'm hopin i'm hopin you open you open you open you open you open you open you open you open your heart
you open your heart
you open your heart
you open your heart
to find a way you find a way to find a way and finally the walls fall apart

is it the last chance i get to have
to get the one dance i never had
to follow you where you want to go
to show you i care about you so

and i'm hopin i'm hopin i'm hopin i'm hopin i'm hopin i'm hopin i'm hopin i'm hopin you open you open you open you open you open you open you open you open your heart
you open your heart
you open your heart
you open your heart
to find a way you find a way to find a way and finally
you open your heart
you open your heart
to find a way you find a way to find a way and finally
you open your heart
you open your heart
to find a way you find a way to find a way and finally
you open your heart
you open your heart
to find a way you find a way to find a way and finally
you open your heart
you open your heart
to find a way you find a way to find a way and finally the walls fall apart
Track Name: Strange Tones
all i seem to get out of it
is a need to slow down a bit
why can't i just take it easy?
livin hard holds nothin for me
for me for me for me for me for me for me for me

and it brings me down so i get back up and get on with it
call it force of habit
problems aren't known to solve themselves
i do my best
still it
and it brings me down so i get back up and get on with it
call it force of habit
problems aren't known to solve themselves
i do my best
still it feels like

all i seem to get out of it
is a need to slow down a bit
why can't i just take it easy?
livin hard holds nothin for me
for me for me for me for me for me for me for me
Track Name: Star Cravin'
right now at peace and far away
that's how i like to spend my day
would you be kind enough to stay
with you it's better anyway

when you're around you take me to that place
and it's fine i find my pace amongst patterns on your dress
meshing the sound that seeps into the space
left about when we embrace finding home there nonetheless

so come with me i'm on my way to a party my friend put together earlier today
can't you see it's only you that i want and it's driving me out of my mind i'm just hopelessly stark ravin

take me far away
take me far away now
Track Name: Ride For Tide
I don't think I can take you where you want to go.
It's not up to me now,
you're afraid of feeling how I do.

You say time is on our side,
pulled underneath the tide
I look up from below.

There is nothing left to say,
you look the other way,
it's there you now belong.


The sky shows signs of thunder,
I'm left to ponder on my own.
The static doesn't bother,
through these waves I father new roads.

You will probably be fine,
you never cross the line,
and that'll keep you safe.

Dreamers choose the other route,
our futures never out 'cause
we don't have for long.
Track Name: In The Summertime
show me what you like to wear in the summertime
in the summertime
it's so pleasant with you there in the summertime
in the summertime
tell me what you like to do in the summertime
in the summertime
take me where you like to go in the summertime
in the summertime

i don't mind if we find it to be hard to find
just hold my hand when you can hold it and kiss me grand

i've seen it, i've heard it, and i've felt it all around
made sure to take time to enjoy the one i found
Track Name: Do You Still?
do you do you do you still?

used to think when you could, when you felt like you would
used to sit when i stood, when you tried to be good
and you'd take it all in, every loss like a win
drew daydreams on your skin, when daydreams drew you in

and i don't even know now if i sink or if i swim
and i don't even know how

do you do you do you still think about me?
and do you do you do you still think about us?

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