With the release of the Audiofolds album, Rumi Shimada takes a new approach to blending several genres to create something all his own. Laced with character, an honest undertone, and plenty of hooks, the record boasts the aesthetic of indie pop rock anthems.
The first single "Weed and Water" grabs you with a contemporary backbone, inventive basslines, and catchy feel.
"This song came out of a growing feeling of dread that I began to experience during the pandemic lockdown. The sudden freedom and lack of routine forced me to become very aware of time and how it was most often consumed by my self destructive and counterproductive behavior. I began to feel as though I had wasted all of the past years of my life up until then, and that I was predisposed to wasting all of the ones to come no matter how hard I tried. Interpret the lyrics however you do.” explains the songwriter of his single.
Although the single speaks volumes for the record, to get a full understanding of where Rumi Shimada is really coming from, the album should be heard in its entirety.
"I’ve definitely learned a lot as a producer and a musician in the making of the album and improved in many areas, but my sound has not changed much. For the album I’m working on now, I want to experiment more with different styles, instruments, and moods in the recording process to open up my head a little bit to possibilities of what things could sound like, rather than being trapped in a narrow, habitual path leading to the same old song." says Rumi of creating the album and what's coming.
Rumi's musical journey starts as only a toddler as he slammed his hands down on the piano in his basement and danced around the living room to Beethoven records. Even as a young boy he would create strange little compositions on the piano, but it would be later that he started actually writing his own songs.
At 14 years old he was already writing and began to work on home recording and throughout all his creative interests from photography to film, it was music that really stuck. The rest is history.
Audiofolds is a testament to where the artist is with his sound right now.
The Audiofolds album is available on most major digital outlets for streaming and download and Rumi are already putting together new ideas for upcoming releases.
To learn more of Rumi Shimada please visit: https://rumishimada.bandcamp.com/