Though originally hailing from Michigan, the artist simply known as BØRNS, is said to have moved to a treehouse on the east side of Los Angeles in the past year, eschewing Great Lakes, walls of snow, and wolverines for palm trees, near year-round sun, and tacos for as far as the eye can see. Seems like a no-brainer to this fellow Angeleno.
BØRNS is the project of Garrett Borns, the performing name evidently derived from the native ancestral spelling of Garrett’s surname. And—treehouse hooks in press releases aside—Borns shows some exciting promise with his recently released Candy EP, particularly with the lead single, “10,000 Emerald Pools”. The smoothy rolling rhythms, light synth, simple guitars, and choral backing vocals provide a beautifully straightforward pop backbone for Borns’ soft, somewhat androgynous falsetto.
Give “10,000 Emerald Pools” a listen below. You can purchase his new EP via iTunes and check out coming tour dates (starting in late February) on BØRNS’ Facebook page.