Washed Out is the stage name of the American Chillwave musician Ernest Greene (born in 1983, Perry, Georgia). In June 2009, Greene graduated with a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of South Carolina and was unable to find a job as a librarian. Greene moved back home to the rural town of Perry, Georgia and started producing songs in his bedroom studio. He soon won the favor of a number of influential music bloggers after they found his music on his Myspace page. His style has been identified with the Chillwave movement. He has identified Hip Hop as influencing the way he writes songs.