Existing at the crossroads of alternative neo-soul and R&B is UMI and her otherworldly brand of bedroom R&B. The lo-fi R&B songstress originally struck a chord with not only us, but a legion of adoring fans with her quirky charm and innate gift for reflective songwriting. It is the sort of unique musical gift that gives UMI’s music an air of the mystical yet deeply personal. So, we could not be happier to share a bit of the joy that is UMI’s music with you today, as part of our latest “All Eyes On” showcase series.
“I just dropped the fuck out of school, so I’m really doing this shit,” confesses UMI before launching into a spellbinding performance of her standout single “Remember Me.” Putting us and the crowd under her spell with her trademark brand of introspective bedroom R&B, it is safe to say that UMI is not a name we will be forgetting anytime soon. And be sure to stick around as we speak to the rapidly rising artist about everything from how being biracial informs her sound to what she hopes people can take away from her music.
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