Name: Callan Alexander
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Style: Electronic, Chill, Alt-R&B
Influences: SBTRKT, ODESZA, Sampha, James Blake, Bon Iver
cln is an artist from Brisbane, Australia 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 & Found — 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 over 14 days. One of the many 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 performer.
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 that his debut album Dawn Chorus was on the horizon and began rolling out its singles. Each of those were met with much praise and attention from music curators and fans from all over the world, and since its release in September of that year Dawn Chorus has collected over 4 million streams across Spotify & Apple Music.
Regardless to everything going on in the world Callan still managed to be quite active throughout 2020 giving us three new stand-alone singles — Broken Glass, DUST & Sunbeams — which continued well into 2021 with the release of another three stand-alone singles — REVELRY, IN VAIN & REDEEMED.
Early on in 2022, cln gave us an incredible cover of ‘STAY’ by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber, which was shortly followed by the announcement of his second album “Over, All Again” coming our way later that year.
Over the next few months he gave us a collection of lead-singles – Undone (feat. Holly Hebe), Into The Night (feat. Eilish Gilligan), Endlessly & That Place (feat. px) – as he continued the anticipation build for the album’s release in December, which was met with much praise and attention from music fans and curators across the globe.