In early 2011, the McKinley brothers were stringing together samples and creating experimental songs filled with texture, however they lacked a human element. Busemeyer, classically trained on piano, was pursuing vocal training and writing songs comprised of piano and vocals. The three decided to collaborate by blending their sounds. At first, contributing to each others' creations, and over time co-writing music, which formed a confluence of technical and melodic soundscapes.
Nearly a decade later, Playfully Yours have played over one hundred shows and been nominated for seven Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. They have released two original EPs and two full length LPs as well as an EP of cover songs.
Their highly anticipated second full length album "Locus of Control" was released on February 14th, 2020.