Gurba is a 22-year-old singer/ songwriter 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. His debut single Paperman, was released on April 17th, 2020. Following the release of his second single, Saw You There, his cover of Violet by Daniel Caesar, was released on August 14th.