Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Yung Rogue began her career as an artist in Virginia Beach, VA where she is currently located. An R&B/Pop artist, Young Rogue produces, engineers, and writes her own music, all while being a multi-instrumentalist that can tack on seven instruments to her repertoire.
Yung Rogue names Ne-Yo, XXXTENTACION, Angel Haze, Chris Brown, Whitney Houston, Kevin Gates, Evanescence, and H.E.R. as some of the biggest influences in her style of music. Yung Rogue is also credited as a composer in the upcoming independent film My King Looks Like Me, composing the film’s main theme; Her.
Hard at work in bringing her second EP to light, Yung Rogue is here with the release of her latest single, “Voodoo (Wee Oh).” Submerging her audience in a vibrant offering of lyrics that sits over an eclectic Hip-hop inspired instrumentation, the buoyancy in this track walks the tightrope of dark and bright elements.
With the resonant croons of Yung Rogue leaving an unforgettable impact on your mind, you can’t help but be pulled into her web of intricately crafted lyrics. Lacing her sultry lyrics with witty quips and overflowing emotion, the charisma that is injected into “Voodoo (Wee Oh),” has us bopping to the beat while being fully immersed in the futuristic soundscape.
Utilizing a seamless balance of timing between jam-packed verses and the chorus which places emphasis on the unconventional effervescence of the instrumental, Yung Rogue displays her charm in a way that has you knowing it’s her gracing the track the moment her unmatched tone touches down. “Voodoo (Wee Oh),” packs a punch as it oozes through the speakers in a fluent motion.
As we’re inclined to put this single on loop, we’re thrilled that Yung Rogue has given us a taste of what we can expect from her upcoming EP.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Yung Rogue! Congratulations on the release of “Voodoo (Wee Oh).” What inspired the meaning behind the lyrics on such a unique-sounding piece of music?
Thank You for having me! I’m definitely excited to talk about this release. The lyrics are my thought process and where I currently am in life. After going through a heartbreak, I started to focus on mindfulness and healing, and even though I’m not where I want to be with self-love, I’m not where I used to be, and I’m at peace with the progress. Voodoo is a reflection of how far I’ve come, and how I’m able to see things clearer and appreciate the growth. I feel like it’s important for people to know that the process…is okay.
Did your vision come to life the way you intended it to? Who did you work with in order to bring the true essence of this song to the public?
The vision definitely came through how I intended, I wanted to share a piece of myself with my audience as well as having something they can vibe and relate to. I actually do everything myself, produce, write, engineer mix, and master all of it. I came up with a thought, let my manager hear it and she was feelin’ it so I finished it the only way I know how to, being myself.
We are so thrilled about your EP coming out later this year! What do listeners have in store when it comes to the body of work?
Thank You, I’m excited to be able to share this, after my first EP, mainly being about heartbreak, I feel like it’s important to highlight the process of me getting to where I’m at now. I think it’s crucial that we all take the time to go through the process of healing, sometimes we just want to jump to the good part, the happy part but you can’t really appreciate the rainbow if you don’t go through the storm, ya know?
What is your mission statement as an artist? How does that transfer over into “Voodoo (Wee Oh)?"
As an Artist, My core value is definitely sharing my experiences, in a way people can relate to. I remember when I was going through something and I couldn’t quite voice what I was feeling, and finding that one song that explained everything made me feel less “wow am I the only one feeling like this” and more “damn, someone understands me”. And I wanna be able to do that for people the way other artists have done it for me. With Voodoo (Wee Oh), it’s exactly that, the process I went through of being broken and finding peace with the way things are now through meditation and mindfulness, it’s kinda magical overcoming that and manifesting the things I want, that’s Voodoo!