Gurba is an artist and producer that creates a unique brand of anti pop, combining elements of indie rock, alternative r&b, and bedroom pop. Born in 1998 and raised on Long Island, New York, Gurba started singing in choirs when he was 9 years old. Throughout his teenage years he sang and wrote in rock bands, performing throughout New York City and Long Island. A self taught musician, he was accepted into the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase. While studying there, he fell in love with r&b, hip-hop, and bedroom pop. Stylistic qualities from these genres impacted his lyricism and production aesthetic, inspiring him to create with a completely new perspective.