| Garrett Borns|
| Grand Haven, Michigan, United States|
Indie pop, Psychedelic pop
MisterWives, Bloc Party, Chris Bathgate, Xavier Rudd, Bleachers
Garrett Borns (born January 7, 1992), better known by his stage name BØRNS, is an American singer and songwriter from Grand Haven, Michigan. BØRNS released his EP, A Dream Between, in 2012 and released his debut studio album, Dopamine, on October 16, 2015.
Growing up in Grand Haven, Michigan, BØRNS immersed himself in arts. At the age of 10, he was a professional magician going by the name of "Garrett the Great." At the age of 13 when he was a seventh-grade student at White Pines Middle School, he received a Gold Key Award in the National Scholastic Art Award along with an $8,000 college scholarship to the Kendall College of Art and Design (a part of Ferris State University) in Grand Rapids.
In his early career, BØRNS performed under the name Garrett Borns and took part in a TEDx event, performing a variety of music on his ukulele. In 2013, BØRNS took a vacation from New York City, where he was living, to Los Angeles. He then called Los Angeles home. Within weeks of relocating, BØRNS wrote his single "10,000 Emerald Pools" with Jack Kennedy.
BØRNS has also made a splash in the fashion industry. After wearing a Gucci inspired outfit on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Gucci took notice of the singer and the two have since formed a partnership. BØRNS has also been a leader in the "gender-bender" movement by flaunting nail polish and crop-tops on social media. He admits that his androgynous vocals have even led many to mistake him for a woman at first listen.
On November 10, 2014, BØRNS released his debut single, "10,000 Emerald Pools", on Interscope Records, along with the releases of his debut EP, Candy.
BØRNS has made several television appearances and performed "10,000 Emerald Pools" on a number of talk shows, including Conan, and Le Before du Grand Journal in France on March 5, 2015. He began to perform live and played support to MisterWives on MisterWives' "Our Own House Tour". On June 24, 2015, he played a headlining show at the Electrowerkz in London. In July and August, BØRNS accompanied Charli XCX and Bleachers on their "Charli and Jack Do America Tour" and performed at Lollapalooza on July 31, 2015. He also appeared at Life Is Beautiful festival and the Austin City Limits Music Festival in October.
On August 17, 2015, his debut studio album Dopamine and its cover art were revealed, while the release date for Dopamine was confirmed as October 16, 2015. On September 15, 2015, BØRNS' performance at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City was filmed by the American Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) for its Front and Center concert series airing nationwide in February 2016. BØRNS performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2016.
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