Yumi And The System
Yumi And The System – Nashville, TN
I have become increasingly obsessed with these music reality shows.Â My most recent addiction is this show called Platinum Hit on Bravo.Â They put a bunch of hopeful songwriters together out here in Hollywood and they are given songwriting tasks.Â It really is brilliant and insightful into the process of songwriting.Â So I get floated some music for a singer/songwriter whose current project is titled Yumi And The System. Â I am ready to get my â€œPlatinum Hitâ€ on and tear apart structure and attack the songs for their â€œdisjointed nature and elementary metaphorsâ€, not possible with this project.
It is equal parts Karen O and one of my favorite European bands, The Scanners, set to driving rhythms with pristine programming.Â There is a distance to Yumiâ€™s vocals like sheâ€™s disconnected from the moment and looking at something off in the distance.Â Itâ€™s that same type of distance that I get from Paul Banksâ€™ vocals from Interpol.Â Whatever it is, I like it.Â I could envision bumping into Yumi in Silverlake, driving a disheveled car with some character dents and a bumper sticker that reads, â€œDrum Machines Have No Soulâ€â€¦which to Yumi is the perfect irony.Â I think she loves drum machines but I sense that she hates reality shows and probably doesnâ€™t even own a TV.Â Her writing and music is all that she needs.
– Wurds Smith
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