Best known by the stage name BORNS, he is a singer and songwriter whose debut album Dopamine was released in 2015. The album features the hit singles "10,000 Emerald Pools" and "Electric Love."
He started taking piano lessons when he was 10 years old and began attending the prestigious summer program at Interlochen Center for the Arts at 14. He went to college near Grand Rapids, Michigan and played with a local band there.
His first artistic love was visual arts.
Born in Muskegon, Michigan, he relocated to New York but didn't feel right in that environment for the career he was pursuing. He then moved to Los Angeles. He has a sister and his father worked in graphic design.
He and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem both performed on the opening day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2016.