UMI, the burgeoning singer and songwriter, has made a triumphant return with her latest single, “happy im,” a tranquil track she co-wrote with V-Ron. The song offers a soothing melody that encapsulates UMI’s embrace of romance, surrendering control, and embracing the spontaneity of forging a deep connection with someone special.
UMI explained that the genesis of “happy im” occurred during a period when she found herself evading love – a sentiment that extends beyond romantic entanglements to encompass various forms of affection, whether for aspirations, family, career, places, or individuals. The single serves as a reminder to both herself and her listeners that happiness is a natural and vital part of the human experience. She noted, “When we allow ourselves to stop thinking so hard about it, we let it in.”
Accompanying the single is a self-directed music video that amplifies the song’s sentiments, visually encapsulating the essence of its message.
“happy im” marks UMI’s inaugural musical offering of the year. This single follows her debut album, Forest in the City, which was released on May 27, 2022, through Keep Cool/RCA Records. The album, a personal endeavor with no guest appearances, introduced listeners to UMI‘s signature sound through tracks like “Moonlit Room” and “Sorry.” The album’s themes were inspired by the challenges of existence in a bustling city, and UMI aimed to create a sonic oasis to offer solace and connect listeners with the tranquility of nature.
During the past year, UMI embarked on a North American tour in support of Forest in the City, followed by shows in the UK, Europe, and Asia. Her musical journey continues as she prepares to grace the stage at H.E.R.’s Lights on Festival in September, hosted at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California.
“happy im” showcases UMI’s dedication to her craft, as she navigates the depths of human emotion and translates them into musical artistry. The song invites listeners to contemplate the beauty of happiness and its significance within their lives, further solidifying UMI’s status as an artist who creates music that resonates on both personal and universal levels.