With a sound that draws on 70s disco, 90s dance and contemporary indie-pop, Vernon developed his sound and aesthetic over the course of the pandemic taking what had been a lifelong hobby – he started playing music from the age of five, learning the tuba, piano and cello before joining a choir – into something of a creative endeavor, writing and recording songs in his student bedroom. Work started on this first installment of the Tuff Bear project back in April of 2020 before Vernon signed to Acrophase Records and began piecing together the collection with label mate, PWNT.