Signed to Mystic89, he is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who gained fame as a finalist on the Mnet competition series Superstar K4. He would then release the debut EP The Manual in 2014.
He studied at the Berklee College of Music before debuting on Superstar K4.
In 2015, he won Best New Artist at the Seoul Music Awards.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, he spent much of his formative years living in the United States.