In June 2009, Ernest Greene moved back to his parents in Perry (Georgia) holding a degree in library sciences. Finding a library job while trying to save money for a wedding at the same time was harder than he expected. In the night, while his parents were asleep, Greene put on his headphones and started recording electronic music on his laptop. The music expressed some level of failure that he was dealing with, using melodies and lyrics that reminded him to
Although he never planned on releasing anything, Greene decided to upload some of his songs to MySpace by the name of Washed Out. Over the course of a few weeks Washed Out was being picked up by number of influential music bloggers. Soon after that he found himself releasing two EPs in August and September 2009.
Amor Fati is taken from his debut album Within and Without, released on July 12.