For those of you that may be new to Amine, you’re probably familiar with him from his Billboard charting hit single “Caroline” back in 2016. After the heightened success of the record, the world saw the type of star power the Portland artist possessed and tapped in immediately. The best way to describe his music is innovative — reason being that he combines a pop sound with the perfect dash of rap in a way that very few artists were able to successfully pull off before him. As we gear up for the Thanksgiving season, Amine returns with the release of his new album TwoPointFive and it is exactly how his fans expected it be — fire, nonetheless.
Back in 2018, Amine dropped off a mixtape called OnePointFive between his debut album Good For You and 2020’s Limbo. “The POINTFIVE projects are the breaks in between albums,” Amine said in a press release, “where I give myself the freedom to make music without expectations, focusing instead of spontaneity and the best of what comes from stream of conscious creation, which is why they arrive unexpectedly without a long rollout.”
In a recent interview with Apple Music, Amine described the process behind TWOPOINTFIVE as looser than that of his previous full-length Limbo. “I worked a lot on Limbo,” he said. “It was almost mentally tiring for me because it was a lot of rewriting of verses and a lot of trying to construct this body of work that really hit a certain like line that I was trying to hit. And for this new stuff, I’m just trying to have fun. I don’t care what anyone thinks.”
If this is your first introduction to Amine, don’t fret. Just do yourself a favor and visit his catalog in the proper order before you listen to TwoPointFive to see the growth and his journey from jump.