Name: Callan Alexander
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Style: Electronic, Chill, Alt-Pop
Influences: Flying Lotus, ODESZA, Sampha, James Blake, Bon Iver
cln is a producer/artist from Australian who makes beautifully chilled, electronic/alt-R&B music that has been likened to a mix between James Blake, Bon Iver and Odesza.
Since releasing his first single ‘Better Than’ in 2014, cln has delivered two highly successful eps (Sideways EP & Found EP), along with a collection of equally successful singles that have together accumulated over 15 million streams across Spotify & Apple Music. He’s worked with French boutique label Kitsuné for one of those singles and has also released a song called ‘Breathe’ via the Skrillex owned NEST/OWSLA imprint which is responsible for over 4 million of those streaming numbers.
In September 2016, cln embarked on his debut North American tour which saw him playing 9 shows across 14 days. One of the highlights of the tour was supporting The Chainsmokers at Red Rocks Amphitheatre alongside San Holo, Shaun Frank and Tep No. He also supported Keys N Krates in Toronto with Lunice, Araabmuzik and River Tiber, as well as performing at Up North and Nocturnal Wonderland festivals.
Back on home soil, cln has supported the likes of The Aston Shuffle, Carmada, ODESZA, and Kele Okereke (front-man of the legendary Bloc Party).
In 2017 Callan produced an official remix of a track called ‘Peace Is My Drug’ by Australian songstress Katie Noonan, who then invited him to perform his version of the song live with her at the Queensland Music Awards in Brisbane, which included an aerial silk artist performance.
Later that year Katie & Callan teamed up again to create a collection of diverse electronic music which was then performed live across six sold-out performances at Brisbane Powerhouse, alongside the Queensland Ballet under the creative direction of renowned choreographer Amy Hollingsworth and artistic director Li Cunxin, as part of their 2017 ‘Bespoke’ program.
In 2019 cln announced he was working on his debut album “Dawn Chorus”, and began rolling out its lead singles which were all met with much praise and attention from music curators and fans from all over the world. During that time cln built much anticipation in the lead-up to the album’s release in September, and since then “Dawn Chorus” has collected over 2 million streams on Spotify alone.
Lucky for us cln is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as he kicks off 2020 with the stunning sounds of new single ‘Broken Glass’, which also comes with promise that there is a whole lot more new music where that’s come from.
Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/cln/id898951578
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