Meet the latest addition to the VMP Rising family, singer-songwriter Amindi — a self-described “first-gen libra from inglewood.”
In 2017, Amindi broke out with the smash hit “Pine & Ginger,” a dancehall-inspired track that landed her an invite to perform for the Prime Minister of Jamaica and her first record deal. But Amindi wanted creative control, and was in no rush to make a formal debut. Four years later, Amindi released nice, her 2021 EP.
Reflecting on the EP in an interview with VMP, Amindi said, “When making nice, I didn’t want any romantic songs. This was about me.” Across all eight tracks is a deeper message of loving yourself. As Amindi put it, “I learned how to treat myself good and not look for that in anybody else, and it was reaffirmed to me how valuable all the other forms of love that aren’t romantic are to me. Self love, my friendships, my family. I learned how to care for myself again and ‘haircut’ and ‘great again’ are great examples of me loving on myself.”
nice showcases Amindi at her most raw and unfiltered, exploring heartache, anxiety and resilience through alternative, bedroom R&B with mellow production. “I feel like I’ve been through more rebirths. nice was just me getting back to myself,” she said. “I love that version of me because I feel like I’ve evolved, or maybe it’s actually devolution.”