Jimir Reece Davis, aka Amorphous, exploded onto the scene with “Sunshine (The Light),” a collaboration featuring Fat Joe + DJ Khaled that is already running up national and international radio charts. The music video hit 10 million views in under three weeks. The track was born as the result of a brilliant mashup idea that came to Amorphous in a dream. He made it the next day on which happened to be on Thanksgiving, dropped it into his impromptu DJ set that night, sparking a viral frenzy. The mashup, featuring Rihanna and Luther Vandross, received support from the likes of Missy Elliott, John Legend, Issa Rae, Chloe & Halle, Lena Waithe, LL Cool J and more, and inspired a cold call from Fat Joe who told him the song was “genius.” They turned it into a collaborative single, flew Amorphous to Miami for the music video and released the single on Inauguration Day. To date, the original Twitter video has been played more than 2.6 million times. Amorphous’ viral hit’ sparked more artist collaborations, setting the stage for his debut solo artist project.
He might be the hottest thing on the internet right now, but Amorphous started showing a passion for music at age four when he began beatboxing to Aaliyah and Jay-Z at his home in Philadelphia. Encouraged by his older brother and father, who taught him about R&B, hip hop, soul, and pop, Amorphous first learned to make loops using Timbaland’s Beaterator game for PS3 and by sixteen was producing original tracks. He cites his musical influences as Kaytranada, Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Beyonce, Jon Hopkins, Flume, Calvin Harris, The Neptunes, Tame Impala, Fleetwood Mac, Hans Zimmer, Jimmy Hendrix, James Brown, Michael Jackson and Chicago House Music.
After winning a remix competition, Amorphous gained immense confidence and decided to go full force into mastering production using Ableton software. He started releasing mashups that consistently went viral, such as ‘Bey-Z,’ a collection of Beyonce & Jay-Z mashups, one of which ended up being used during rehearsals for their OTR II tour. After a slew of dvsn mashups over the years, Nineteen85 himself reached out to utilize one of Amorphous’ mashups as the genesis for an original track, resulting in the single, “Between Us (feat. Snoh Aalegra)” from their critically acclaimed album, A Muse In Her Feelings.
While attending an intensive two-year film program at Full Sail University, Amorphous created two feature-length documentaries detailing his heroes Aaliyah and Rihanna’s lives and careers. He found that his natural ear for music construction enabled him to cut and edit film with the same instinct and dexterity. Years earlier, Amorphous was instrumental in crafting the soundtrack for the award-winning Sundance Official Selection documentary KIKI.
Recently profiled in the New York Times, Amorphous’ music and film work have been covered by BILLBOARD, MTV, HLN, BET, The Fader, Complex and more. Artists, filmmakers, activists, music industry thought leaders, LBGTQ leaders, and politicians have supported him, including Oprah Winfrey. Issa Rae says he’s ““one of the industry’s upcoming talents,”” and Diddy claims “he has a bright future.”
At the young age of 23, Amorphous is at the beginning of his career, yet when it’s in your DNA, it’s a lifetime of work to get to the starting line. After moving to Los Angeles to pursue filmmaking, he had experienced a series of hardships, yet never once complained, remaining focused on his goals. He espouses an ethos of taking nothing for granted.
His moniker, Amorphous, encompasses his style: undefined. He remains fluid between his talents in music, film and art as well as between genres and styles. He is unique in that his ambitions and creative output span a range of creative mediums. He intends to encourage this approach to creativity by giving back to his community, su porting at-risk and black queer youth, helping them reach their artistic and professional dreams.