For those of you 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, he dropped off his debut album titled Good For You the following year. 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.
Today, he returns from his hiatus to deliver his second studio album titled Limbo and it’s worth the listen!
As fans who’ve been following Amine’s career, bittersweet nostalgia for high school and college years has been a recurring theme in his music. In this sense, Limbo picks up where his 2017 album Good For You left off. Co-executive produced by Aminé and “Caroline” producer Pasque, it features one song that is entirely dedicated to Woodlawn Park and another to Aminé’s mother. Other songs, including his recent release “RiRi,” sadly revisits past romances that went south. That era, which saw the first, fitful yawns of Aminé’s music career, is fruitful ground for the storytelling.
The Portland artist secures some distinguished guest features from the likes of JID, Charlie Wilson, Young Thug, Vince Staples, Summer Walker and more.
Speaking with HighSnoBiety, Amine explains that the title stems from where he’s currently at in life:
Here are two meanings behind it. I feel like I grew up thinking that once I achieved one level, the next level would be easier to achieve. But as I’ve grown, I’ve come to realize that with every level that I achieve, every level gets harder, just like the game of limbo. It just doesn’t seem to change for me, and it’s honestly made me feel like I’m completely in limbo. I thought the older I get, the wiser I’d get. But I’m figuring it out.
It’s such a great pleasure to have Amine back rocking so stream Limbo below!