Lauv is a successful singer known for his distinctive style and his particular songs. Leff studied guitar, recording, sound design, production, voice, and songwriting with Jason Brook Zimmerman, co-owner and founder of the music lesson organization, Traveling Musician. After graduating high school, Leff decided to pursue a behind-the-scenes role in music seeing that his career was not taking off. As a child Lauv developed a passion for music, so he started by learning to play the piano and viola. In January 2020 Lauv was criticized for his music video “Tattoos Together” for its similarities to The 1975’s music video for “Sincerity Is Scary”.