Isaiah Vargas, known by the alias, “SaintVilly,” was born on the historic streets of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Isaiah’s Love of music stems from his childhood. Isaiah grew up with a piano in his home and his natural curiosity led him to sit down and learn different chords, scales, and songs. Although playing the piano was just a hobby to pass the time, it became a valuable tool as this would be the beginning of what cultivated Isaiah to become a music producer. Although you wouldn’t be able to tell today due to his smile, positive vibe, and easy going demeaner. Things weren’t peaches and cream for Isaiah growing up. Isaiah grew up in a predominantly single parent household, where his father did most of the heavy lifting. As with any child, these circumstances had a profound effect on Isaiah’s growth and development. However, instead of allowing circumstances at home to steal his joy, Isaiah picked up the pen and began writing as an outlet for his emotions.
Isaiah continued writing all the way up until high school and began to allow his gift for words to shine. As a way to support a friend going through hard times, Isaiah wrote a poem. This poem detailed what she was going through and with some words of encouragement brought her to tears. At this moment Isaiah realized how powerful his words were and vowed to use his artistry for good and to heal others. Soon after Isaiah also began to experiment, putting his poetry to music. Crafting his MC skills, he soon learned that he had a keen talent for rapping and fell in love with the art form.
However, what really created the artist SaintVilly? I’m glad you asked. During Isaiah’s sophomore year in high school, he was given the opportunity to be in an actual studio. To make this experience even better the studio owner was the producer Oddkidout. Oddkidout allowed Isaiah the opportunity to play around with some of the equipment and was amazed at his natural inclination towards the art of producing. Oddkidout showcased Isaiah’s talents to his fan base via Instagram and sang his praises. This experience confirmed Isaiah’s ultimate call to be an artist. Since then, Isaiah has been producing and writing ever since; thus, Nostalgia was born.
Nostalgia is defined by the webster dictionary as, “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.” Isaiah embodies this in every dynamic of his artistry. Whether its dope production which brings forth feelings of euphoria, lyrics that take you to a better place, or his warm, carefree, laid back, and comedic personality Isaiah’s music is sure to give you “Nostalgia.” “I Want music to be like a hug, like therapy,” Isaiah says in an interview held at his alma Mata, Albright College. SaintVilly just dropped his single “Saintvilly” in February, make sure you check out this fire hit.