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Amorphous Shares His Coming Out Story on Apple Music's Up Next Doc

Amorphous Shares His Coming Out Story on Apple Music's 'Up Next' Doc

Amorphous Shares His Coming Out Story on Apple Music's 'Up Next' Doc

"You can't run or hide from who you are, no matter how much you try to fight it."

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Amorphous is taking the world by storm.

What began as mixing his favorite songs together for fun has launched the 23-year-old Philadelphia native into critical acclaim and international spotlight.

Now, in a new film with Apple Music, Amorphous is opening up about his humble beginnings. 

"I believe that it is essential to tell my story of coming out because it is integral to who I am today," the 23-year-old producer tells PRIDE. "You can't run or hide from who you are, no matter how much you try to fight it. As a young black gay creative, I always try to look at how my story can inspire others. I have a story. You never know how your story might be able to affect someone, or even save their life."

In his Up Next film, Amorphous (aka Jimir Reece Davis) "shares details of his journey, from growing up in a supportive household with three different generations of musical influences to channeling his creative energy into music and film after being outed in 7th grade."

"I just was like 'You know what, at this point, you might as well just embrace who you are and embrace your creativity,'" he said in the film. "I think for me, the way that I kind of expressed myself even in a way of like dealing with certain traumatic events, was just me creating….it was a way for me to kind of like discover other people that were just like me. That’s when I became the behind-the-scenes person."

Amorphous's supportive family and friends encouraged him to believe in himself and follow his dreams and now, he is standing on the precipice of a truly iconic music career. In his short time in the public eye, Amorphous has already worked with legends like Kehlani, Fat Joe, Kelly Rowland, Brandy, LL Cool J, DJ Khaled, and more. Oprah even gifted him a laptop!

His excitement is contagious, especially alongside the release of his debut EP. "Working with Apple Music is one of the highlights of my career," Amorphous reflects. "To be an Up Next artist alongside some of my inspirations that I can now call peers in this industry is surreal. It's a moment that has shown me that all of the hard work I have put in since I was a kid, that it is truly making an impact far and wide.”

The full Up Next film and his debut EP, Things Take Shape, is out now.

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!