Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan – Ume Gumi, the promising rock duo hailing from the serene landscapes of Kanazawa, debuts with their soul-stirring single, “Haru.” Comprising the talents of Yukiko Gray and Richard Gray, a musical powerhouse fueled by their shared love for lo-fi and vintage rock, coupled with an affectionate nod to the bygone era of 1960s and Showa period stylings.

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“Haru,” Japanese for spring, emerges as a symphony of renewal and anticipation, a testament to Ume Gumi’s dedication to crafting melodies that resonate deeply with the human experience. Richard Gray, recognized for his multifaceted role in Devious Dogs, spearheads the production, infusing the track with his distinct vocals, guitar riffs, bass lines, and drum beats. Recorded, mixed, and mastered entirely by Ume Gumi under the expert guidance of Richard Gray, “Haru” exudes a nostalgic warmth, enveloping listeners in a comforting embrace reminiscent of a tranquil spring morning. The song’s uplifting lyrics mirror the season’s essence, encouraging listeners to embrace nature’s beauty and embark on a journey of self-discovery. But “Haru” is not merely a melody; it’s a visual and auditory feast that transports listeners to the enchanting streets of Kanazawa during cherry blossom season. The accompanying music video, filmed amidst the ethereal blooms, serves as a stunning tribute to the fleeting beauty of spring and the enduring spirit of hope.

As Ume Gumi steps into the limelight with “Haru,” their melodic prowess and heartfelt lyricism promise to captivate audiences worldwide. With each strum of the guitar and every beat of the drum, they invite listeners to immerse themselves in the timeless allure of their music, igniting a spark of joy and optimism in the hearts of all who listen. Stay tuned as Ume Gumi continues to weave their musical magic, enchanting audiences with their soulful melodies and unwavering passion for storytelling through song.

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