BØRNS at WFUV (photo by Kristen Riffert)
Michigan-raised, L.A.-based artist Garrett Borns has an old soul. Though only in his mid-twenties, his musical frames of reference mostly come from the Sixties and Seventies.
But Borns, who records as Børns, blends his touchstones with a definite modern-glam style and pop sensibility all his own. He seemingly came out of nowhere and became a nearly instant star, but Børns has been a performer and an artist his whole life.
We first met Børns at South By Southwest in Austin Texas back in 2015, just months after he released his debut EP, Candy. He then came to our studios later that year and gave us an early preview of songs that would be on his next album, Dopamine.
Now, we’re happy to say, history is repeating — Børns stopped by recently to give us an early live preview of songs from his just-released second album, Blue Madonna. We talked about the project and we were also treated to a new live version of the song that got us hooked on Børns three short years ago.