Mixing bedroom rap, tender R&B, and hazy synth-pop into a dreamy, witty sound all his own, songwriter/producer London O'Connor grew up in San Marcos, California, a sleepy San Diego suburb.
O'Connor managed to find inspiration in his hometown's stultifying boredom, writing songs, recording mixtapes, and making narrated field recordings he called "Captain's logs." After graduating from high school, he studied music at NYU's Clive Davis Institute and soon became a fixture of New York City's scene, counting photographer Ryan McGinley and producer/engineer Nick Sansano among his friends and collaborators. He self-released his debut album O∆ (pronounced "circle triangle") as a free download in 2015. Mixed and mastered by Bob Powers -- known for his work with D'Angelo, the Roots, and A Tribe Called Quest -- the album was re-released by True Panther in early 2017.