Introspection - EP
True to its name, UMI's Introspection lays bare the LA-based singer-songwriter's innermost thoughts. In the EP's opening moments, on the divine title track, she reflects on mental anguish, insecurities, and “all the truth I couldn't face”—a theme that reemerges on “Open Up” and less explicitly in songs throughout as she wrestles with lost and unrequited love. She consistently looks to the mirror first for answers, for clarity, for grace. “I tried to give myself away,” she admits on the soothing closer, "Broken Bottle," clearing a path towards forgiveness. Despite the sometimes heavy subject matter, UMI's music is beatific; her voice is feather-light and seems to float across productions that are equally mellowed. Levity exists in sound and lyric like peace offerings to both self and listeners. Hers isn't music for hurting but for healing.