Garret Borns, better known by his stage name BØRNS, has taken the indie-pop scene by storm. The “Electric Love” crooner has mesmerized us with his ethereal sound and psychedelic fashion in just over two years. The Midwest-native recently made a stop at Mall of America® during his global tour and I took the opportunity to ask him a couple of questions about his music, style and work ethic. Here’s what he had to say.
Q: Which musicians, past or present, would you love to collaborate with?
A: Brian Eno. I’ve been revisiting a lot of his minimal analogue stuff on the road. It’s truly from another planet.
Q: Tell us about your personal style. What’s your favorite piece from your wardrobe, and why?
A: I suppose my style is dedicated to picking up pieces while touring. My good friend and stylist Kat Typaldos finds some pretty righteous, silky flowing things for me.
Q: Between a global tour and having your single “Electric Love” all over the airwaves, how do you remain grounded?
A: Well, it’s been over a year of tour with my band and we never really get down time. Hard work keeps you grounded.
We had a blast hosting BØRNS at Mall of America, and we can’t wait for him to be back in Minnesota. Until then, enjoy these photos from his Mall of America set.
All images © Tony Nelson