Following the death of his father, his family transplanted to Central Florida, where his hard working single mother, a Haitian immigrant, raised him and his four siblings. During his formative years, painted by pockets of abandonment and unfortunate tragedy, Sainvil immersed himself in acts like Michael Jackson, The-Dream, N*Sync and Kendrick Lamar to connect to a variety of musical expressions.
By the age of 17, he began recording songs on a broken laptop and releasing self-mixed and mastered projects. His raw passion and DIY-style of song-making led the ambitious singer to Nashville, where an indie music label deal would quickly provide him his first taste of the industry under his former rap moniker Villz. He went on to quietly generate buzz through the release of 2016’s slow-burning Syk Sense and Fade Majah-produced cut “Drugs,” featuring Virginia rap artist Pusha T.