After several years of studying and contributing to the lo-fi hip-hop scene on YouTube, emotive songwriter and artist Powfu has emerged from a small town outside of Vancouver and has established himself as an important player in bringing the lo-fi genre into the mainstream.
The 21-year-old artist (born Isaiah Faber) grew up in a musical household and started recording and releasing music in the basement of his home while still in high school. After identifying his image and sound, Powfu steadily released new tracks over the next three years and started drawing millions of streams across multiple platforms.
Throughout his journey, he has connected and collaborated with many other lo-fi artists on the rise such as Rxseboy, Guardin, and Snøw, building an impressive catalogue that now boasts over 60 tracks on Soundcloud that bounce between chill-lo-fi and hype-punk. His unique genre-melding sound stems from his love of artists as diverse as Yellowcard, Blink-182, G-Eazy and Madeintyo.