Sufjan Stevens Biography

Sufjan Stevens (born July 1, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter and musician born in Detroit, Michigan. Stevens first began releasing his music on Asthmatic Kitty, a label co-founded with his stepfather, beginning with the 1999 release, A Sun Came. He is best known for his 2005 album, Illinois, which hit number one in the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, and for the song "Chicago".

Stevens has released albums of varying styles, from the electronica of Enjoy Your Rabbit and the lo-fi folk of Seven Swans to the symphonic instrumentation of Illinois and Christmas-themed Songs for Christmas. Stevens makes use of a variety of instruments, often playing many of them himself on the same recording, and writes music in various time signatures. Though he has repeatedly stated an intent to separate his beliefs from his music, Stevens also freely draws from the Bible and other spiritual traditions, often incorporating mystical elements into his music.

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Sufjan Stevens unveils new track 'Calm Down' with Sisyphus project – listen

The singer's latest project is a collaboration with Chicago MC Serengeti and New York composer Son Lux

  • Dec 20, 2013

Sufjan Stevens writes open letter to Miley Cyrus criticising her grammar

Stevens corrects the singer's verb structure on '#GetItRight', which features on new album 'Bangerz'

  • Oct 14, 2013

Sufjan Stevens debuts unreleased track 'Give A Little Love' - listen

Song was originally recorded in 2010, he says

  • Mar 2, 2013

Sufjan Stevens covers Prince on Christmas compilation – listen

Singer reworks 'Alphabet St' on forthcoming 'Silver & Gold' album

  • Nov 11, 2012

Sufjan Stevens announces Christmas boxset

'Silver & Gold' compiles five seasonal EPs recorded between 2006 and 2010

  • Oct 3, 2012

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This Ole House

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Oh Julie

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Its Raining

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Green Door

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Baby, You`re A Child

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Sufjan Stevens Reviews

Sufjan Stevens - 'Silver & Gold'

Sufjan Stevens - 'Silver & Gold'

Yuletide’s indiest champion roasts us a darker chestnut this year, but it’s full of freaky festive flavour

  • Dec 13, 2012

Album Review: Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz (Asthmatic Kitty)

For his first proper album in years, our favourite indie-folk weirdo tackles the apocalypse... of course

  • Oct 8, 2010

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Bruce Springsteen

Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Bruce Springsteen

  • Sep 8, 2010

Album review: Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People EP (Asthmatic Kitty)

Long-awaited new material makes for a disappointingly flabby return

  • Sep 6, 2010

Album review: Sufjan Stevens - 'The BQE'

An ambitious offering that will keep the naysayers at bay

  • Oct 16, 2009

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