Originally from the ocean state, Kai Nanfelt is a singer-songwriter who first started singing and writing at 18 years old. The Boston University graduate picked up the guitar at 21 years old, at which point he began struggling with anxiety and depression. Writing then became his outlet; he began pouring his emotions into his lyrics and developing his vulnerable sound. The 23-year-old cites John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, and above anyone else, Brandi Carlile, as his main influences.

Nanfelt places a heavy emphasis on mental health and other sensitive topics in his writing, including substance abuse, domestic violence, abortion and suicide. With his heart on his sleeve, he hopes that he can be an outlet for others, much like writing is for him.