Watch: Yune Pinku | Electronic music

youUncertainty is at the heart of the clubbing experience. It’s quite a bet. Shall we enter? Will it be okay? How do we get home? And, as the closing line of Shut Up and Dance’s classic Raving I’m Raving puts it: “Do I really feel what I feel?” Up-and-coming young singer-songwriter Yunè Pinku creates engaging, garage-adjacent tracks that ripple with uncertainty. The 19-year-old Malaysian-Irish Londoner described her excellent debut single Bluff as “the paranoia you sometimes have when you go clubbing” and “playing the game and showing your best poker face”. Fabulously, his last line, sung like a whisper in a taxi queue, is “he’s helpless / it’s ok even if we don’t judge”.

Although Yunè (real name Asha Yunè) had a musical family, with uncles and grandparents trying to teach her Irish instruments like the tin whistle, she preferred to learn programming, creating eerie soundscapes in his room. These evolved into structured songs with her dissociated voice overlaid: music extroverted by an introvert, filled with deliberate and accidental anxiety. Yet his first show in April was a thrilling success thanks to his rare ability to transform 30 years of rave culture into new melodic forms, with hints of Radiohead, psych and hyperpop. Now, Yunè is working on a mini-album “on the same vibe but more spatial. A cyber-disco atmosphere.

yune Pinku plays Lost Village Festival in Lincolnshire on August 28 and Adaptations, Leeds, October 1

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