Brandon Paak Anderson was born in 1986 in California. His father served in the military. Then he worked as a mechanic. In 1993, Anderson’s father ended up in jail for beating his wife. Anderson’s mom was a farmer from South Korea. She was bringing up him and 3 of his sisters up alone.
Brandon attended Foothill Technology High School in Ventura, California. When he was 11, Anderson got a drum set for his birthday. He performed with the local band as a drummer. When the aspiring artist was finishing high school, his mother was arrested. He had to find ways to earn money to survive. Brandon performed at local clubs. At that time, he adopted the pseudonym, Breezy Lovejoy.
At the local Baptist church, the young man met his first wife. The marriage didn’t last long. Soon after, Anderson fell in love with a student from South Korea. They got married and had a son. At that time, Brandon worked at a local legal marijuana farm in Santa Barbara.
In 2010, Brandon as Breezy Lovejoy recorded his first EP, Violets Are Blue. It wasn’t as successful as he hoped. In 2011, the singer was suddenly fired from the farm. Brandon and his family were left without money. Soon after, Anderson met Shafiq Husayn, a member of a hip-hop group Sa-Ra. Husayn hired him as a sound operator. Brandon used the studio the group worked in to record his first LP, O.B.E. Vol. 1. The same year, he got a gig with Haley Reinhart, working as a drummer at her concert tour.