21 year old Arden Jones was born in Marin County, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Arden comes from a family of musicians and writers. He spent his childhood around performers, performing regularly himself. He grew up attending concerts and festivals in San Francisco and Oakland and at home he was exposed to rock, jazz and blues from a young age. He taught himself to play guitar, piano, mandolin and stand-up bass, and was most inspired by rappers, everyone from 50 Cent and Tupac to J.Cole, Chance, Russ, XXXTentacion and Mac Miller. He began writing songs in high school, recording music in his room late into the night when he was supposed to be doing his homework.