Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens



Sufjan Stevens (/ˈsfjɑːn/ SOOF-yahn; born July 1, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His debut album A Sun Came was released in 2000 on the Asthmatic Kitty label, which he cofounded with his stepfather. He is perhaps best known for his 2005 album Illinois, which hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, and for the single "Chicago" from that album. He received an Academy Award nomination in 2018 for Best Original Song for "Mystery of Love" from the movie Call Me by Your Name.

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,[1] and writes music in various time signatures. Though his songs are imbued with his Christian faith, he has repeatedly stated an intent to separate his beliefs from his music.[2][3][4]



Tonya Harding
Tonya Harding is a song by musical artist Sufjan Stevens, released on December 7, 2017.
Mystery of Love
Mystery of Love is a song by musical artist Sufjan Stevens, released on December 1, 2017.
The Greatest Gift
The Greatest Gift is an album by musical artist Sufjan Stevens, released on November 24, 2017.
John My Beloved
John My Beloved is a song by musical artist Sufjan Stevens, released on October 27, 2017.

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Sufjan Stevens Performs at the Oscars with St. Vicent, Chris Thile, Moses Sumney and More
  –  March 5, 2018
Last night at the 90th annual Academy Awards, singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens performed his composition “Mystery of Love,” which was up for Best Original Song for its inclusion in the film Call Me By Your Name, and Stevens brought an all-star band ...
Sufjan Stevens Performs ‘Mystery of Love’ for the First Time Live at the Oscars — Watch
  –  March 5, 2018
Sufjan Stevens brought his Oscar-nominated song “Mystery of Love” to the Academy Awards stage. The singer performed his original song from “Call Me By Your Name” live for the first time during the Oscars telecast and was joined by musicians St ...
Sufjan Stevens Doesn’t Need an Oscar
  –  March 5, 2018
There’s even a popular Facebook group celebrating the singer-songwriter, called “Is this Sufjan Stevens song gay or about God?”, that churns out Sufjan memes and tends to take the piss out of straight guys who’d rather ignore the songs that seem to ...
Sufjan Stevens performs Mystery Of Love from Call Me By Your Name at Oscars
  –  March 5, 2018
American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens serenaded an audience of stars at the Oscars on Sunday night with a rendition of Mystery Of Love, one of his original songs from the Call Me By Your Name soundtrack. Accompanied by a band of acclaimed musicians ...
Oscars: Sufjan Stevens Performs "Mystery of Love" From 'Call Me by Your Name'
  –  March 5, 2018
Sufjan Stevens took the Oscars stage to perform his song “Mystery ... which is exactly what the movie tackles. This is the singer-songwriter's first time performing at the Academy Awards. Stevens, joined by his band, took a simple stage with an Italian ...
Who is performing at the Oscars 2018? Mary J. Blige, Keala Settle, Common and Sufjan Stevens among the Academy Awards performers
  –  March 4, 2018
Sufjan Stevens first appeared on the music scene with his debut album A Sun Came in 2000. The American singer-songwriter has gone on to release six more albums, his best known probably being his 2005 record called Illinois.
VIDEO: Watch Sufjan Stevens Perform MYSTERY OF LOVE from Oscar Nominated Film CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
  –  March 4, 2018
Sufjan Stevens is a singer-songwriter currently living in New York, NY, Sufjan Stevens' preoccupation with epic concepts has motivated two state records (Michigan and Illinois), a collection of sacred and biblical songs (Seven Swans), an electronic album ...
Sufjan Stevens recruits St. Vincent, Chris Thile, Moses Sumney for his Oscars performance
  –  March 4, 2018
Sufjan Stevens is apparently pulling out all the stops for his upcoming ... They’ll be rounded out by an appearance by Moses Sumney, the soul singer-songwriter who’s frequently served as an opener for the Carrie & Lowell singer. All-in-all, it ...
Oscars 2018: Sufjan Stevens To Perform 'Mystery Of Love' With St. Vincent, Chris Thile
  –  March 3, 2018
Sufjan Stevens will perform the song "Mystery of Love," from the critically-acclaimed movie Call Me By Your Name at the 90th Academy Awards. The indie singer-songwriter received a nomination, his first, at the 2018 Oscars for Best Original Song.
Sufjan Stevens and the Antique Fantasies of “Call Me by Your Name”
  –  March 3, 2018
The film’s second Sufjan Stevens song, written specifically for the movie ... sheer faith in God’s help), or maybe just some dude who left an impression on the singer, or maybe an abstraction that could be both — is referenced.
"Who Is Sufjan Stevens?": How to Explain the Singer and Oscars Performer to Your Friends and Family
  –  March 2, 2018
For the past decade Sufjan Stevens has maintained a unique place in the consciousness of millennials of a certain inclination. While many of his indie folk contemporaries have broken through to wider notice with Kanye West collaborations (Bon Iver ...
Sufjan Stevens: 5 Things To Know About The Singer/Songwriter Performing At The 2018 Oscars
  –  February 28, 2018
Sufjan Stevens will be performing his Oscar-nominated song ‘Mystery of Love’ during the big award show! Here’s everything you need to know about him. Sufjan Stevens, 42, will be taking to the stage at the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 4, and we ...
It’s Happening: Sufjan Stevens will perform at the Academy Awards
  –  February 25, 2018
After finding a tuxedo to wear, Sufjan Stevens is set to attend the Academy Awards next month. The enigmatic singer-songwriter contributed several tracks to the Oscar-nominated film Call Me By Your Name, including “Mystery of Love”, which itself is up ...
‘Call Me by Your Name’: Sufjan Stevens to Perform ‘Mystery of Love’ at the Oscars
  –  February 24, 2018
Now that he’s been nominated for an Academy Award, Sufjan Stevens is about to take the next logical step: performing at the actual ceremony. The singer/songwriter received a nod in the Best Original Song category for “Mystery of Love,” one of two ...
Sufjan Stevens to Perform at Oscars 2018
  –  February 23, 2018
Sufjan Stevens will be performing at the 2018 Oscars ... and Diane Warren’s “Stand Up for Something” (from Marshall), and others are up against the singer-songwriter for the award. Call Me By Your Name has been nominated for Best Picture.

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