SR: We can say that your career started from SoundCloud and developed in a short time leading to an international success. What do you feel to say to all the young artists who are trying to make their music known starting from independent channels?
AMINDI: Mind your intentions when producing and releasing art, and stand strong in them. Encourage yourself and test your limits! Try to remember that your positive opinion of yourself is the most important thing; all others are just bonus points.
SR: Music has brought to you many extraordinary things, but what was the most unimagined thing you experienced?
AMINDI: I don’t think anything has happened to me so far that I couldn’t believe was happening. There were cool things that took me by surprise last year like Jorja Smith singing along to Pine & Ginger on her Instagram story and Lupita Nyong’o tweeting that she loves the song. However, I like to believe that I’ve gracefully stepped into every blessing that I’ve been granted *because* of my imagination and its power.
SR: Has the creative processes of your music changed since the beginning of your career? Or are you restricted to the same method?
AMINDI: At the beginning—when I started to upload my GarageBand songs on SoundCloud—I was 13 years old. These days, I get most inspired while driving (which I couldn’t do then). I record scrap vocals while on the road very often and, though I never do anything with them, it always feels like exercising my brain. I’ve also always drawn inspiration while in the bath; my Notes app has historically been my most used one. As my environment and experiences change and as I grow as a person, my art evolves with me. It’s so nice to sit back and realize. I’m glad to be able to make music that always feels like Amindi, no matter what era or phase I’m in.