Greg Humrichouser, better known as Cleptoz co-founder Hum.v, has been busy lately. A fixture on the Indianapolis music scene for nearly a decade, he released his first album, Simple Man, to great acclaim in 2007. The title track received great airplay, and now the “Apologize” remix has been getting hundreds of spins on local radio. He’s got a new single coming out, “Look in Your Eyes” (featuring Lynda Sayyah), and this week at the Vogue, he, Sayyah, the Cleptoz and Lazarus (the live band project of Rusty Redenbacher of Mudkids fame) will perform on Friday at 9 p.m. Admission is $5.
NUVO: Last time we talked, you said the next six months would be instrumental in your future. How have things gone since then?
Hum.v: It’s been closer, closer, closer than ever. That song did really, really well, better than I ever anticipated. This “Apologize” remix has gotten more than 300 spins on 100.9.
NUVO: What do you have in mind for this week’s show?
Hum.v: Live local music at the Vogue on Friday nights now; what could be better than that? We’re doing some new Hum.v songs and some new Cleptoz songs. It’s going to be great.
NUVO: What other influences are affecting your music these days?
Hum.v: I used to be a personal trainer at the gym, and I got a job in corporate America. I love the job, I’m moved in with my girlfriend of three years, and that’s gone really well. I’m just super, super happy, I’m really growing up and you can tell that in my music.
More info: www.humvmusic.com.