Jared Gaines (under the moniker Vaines) grew up splitting time between his parents in the small town of Ogdensburg, NY.
His childhood was tumultuous, and his relationship with his mother remains strained due to her drug addiction. As a coping mechanism he developed a goofy, over-the-top personality, letting his loneliness lead to creativity and driving that energy into writing music.
Fast forward to 2017, Vaines moved to sleep at a stranger’s house in Los Angeles. Two years later, and still with just $200 worth of home studio equipment ,Vaines writes, records, and tracks each song himself.