Sufjan Stevens is a critically acclaimed folk singer-songwriter spear heading the indie pop revolution. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, and is a a multi-talented musician playing a host of instruments, ranging from the banjo, piano, English horn and drums to name a few, all of which contributing to the diverse assortment of sounds featured on each of his albums. His recordings are a rich array of musicianship where he readily contributes with several instruments on each song, giving a lot of his music a characteristic orchestral sound. Stevens smooth, soft voice complements the delicacy of his music, which in itself is supported by a spiritual, thought provoking lyrical content.
His musical career began at very early age starting as a member of Marzuki, a Michigan based folk-rock band. His first solo release A Sun Came, came when he was still at school, however it wasn’t until the release of Come on Feel the Illnoise in 2005, that Stevens cemented his already growing reputation as a highly skilled, multitalented singer songwriter. In 2010 Stevens released The Age of Adz, his 10th official release, to widespread critical acclaim. The album continues to push the barriers of Folk and Indy, with an introduction of more synthetic influences, whilst still maintaining his characteristic, rich, endearing and thought provoking sound. Stevens once said that he’d like to write a album for each of the 50 states of America, and with two under his belt already, Greetings From Michigan and come on Feel the Illnoise, this promises to be a long illustrious career not to be missed.