Member of indie pop band Foster the People, the group that released the breakout hit "Pumped Up Kicks," alongside founder Mark Foster and drummer Mark Pontius.
He and the band finally broke through into the mainstream with "Pumped Up Kicks," which was initially uploaded to Foster's website as a free download in 2010.
He served as a missionary on the African continent. He also married Christian singer Rebecca St. James.
His band's hit "Pumped Up Kicks" was covered by many artists, including a rewritten version of the song in tribute of The Ellen DeGeneres Show by Taylor Swift and Zac Efron in 2012.