Boywithahalo, also known as JK, is a musician, artist, graphic / fashion designer, and content creator. Spending his childhood in Tianjin, China, and moving to southern US with his mother in 2005, he grew up with a Confucian background and in a lower-class household, eventually finding himself connected to peers locally. He began making beats and collaborating with local artists, bands, and venues, eventually shifting towards a solo career in the new age of bedroom pop due to the pandemic situation.
The “boywithahalo” brand pushes an emotive, expressive sound filled with youthful gen-Z and millennial themes, an approach compared to contemporaries girl in red and Wilbur, while convicting attitude akin to the indie rock of Metric with the spirit of classic shoegaze acts like Slowdive.
Some career highlights include music placements for XXL Magazine, winning 1st place in iStandard’s 2017 Producer Showcase and placing finalist in its international competition held in ATL, and nomination for “Best Song” on the highly respected Dallas Observer news publication in 2020.
Boywithahalo is also a Twitch streamer who has played games with well-known individuals in the community such as DNP3, Masterfiend, PhokingTV, and others.