Tuesday’s Tunes: UMI Is A Lo-fi R&B Vibe Queen

She’s a badass bitch but her new song ‘Butterfly’ is probably the most beautiful thing you’ll hear all week.


Classic West Coast R&B vision, UMI, is out there doing her thing and honestly, it’s pretty epic. With only a handful of independent releases on Spotify and a fairly extensive back-catalog of both polished and unpolished goodies, UMI is a poster child for organic artistic growth. Following her music is like watching a flower bloom in time lapse, but like, in an awesome and rebellious way.

Her latest official release is a song called “Butterfly”, which will sweep you off your feet with inexplicably heavenly melodies, lo-fi organic R&B energy and beautifully vocalized lyrics that will tickle your soul. The song approaches the process of self-discovery and the passage of time in a fresh and authentic way. Her recently released four-piece EP, Interlude, is equally as alluring.

The album as a whole is ethereal and subtle yet somehow still incredibly resonant. The brief collection also covers similar themes of glowing up, finding yourself and navigating through life with warmth and vibrancy. Who can’t relate to that? And if you can make beautiful music out of the entanglement and struggles of life and love, that is quite an accomplishment indeed.

Last but not least, check out this brief yet badass snippet in music video form for the new track “T-Shirt”. The video features a sprightly UMI, dancing around various locations around LA to her vibey and criminally catchy single. Keep your ears on this chick — she’s here to stay. Seeing is believing:


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