Sarah Slean

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Sarah Hope Slean (born on 21 June 1977) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, painter, actress and photographer from Pickering, Ontario. She has released seven albums to date (including EPs and live albums). She recorded her first EP Universe (1997) at the age of nineteen and has since completed four studio albums, Blue Parade (1998), Night Bugs (2002), Day One (2004), and The Baroness (2008).[1] Her second EP The Baroness Redecorates was released on December 9, 2008.



Slean attended Dunbarton High School in Pickering. She initially studied music at York University. She then completed a degree in music and philosophy at the University of Toronto. Slean is also an accomplished painter and poet. Night Bugs was her first major label album, co-produced by Slean and Hawksley Workman, and released by WEA in Canada and Atlantic Records in the United States.[2] It was heavily inspired by cabaret music.

On September 28, 2004, Slean released her fourth album, Day One. Here Slean's piano takes a less important spot for the first time in her career. The focus is more on beats, rhythms and guitar, which is evident in the album's first single, "Lucky Me".[3] The up-tempo title track "Day One", and "Mary", a song about Slean's grandmother, were released as the second and third singles.

In October 2006, Slean released a mostly-live album, Orphan Music, which consists of songs recorded live at Toronto's Harbourfront Theatre and the Vancouver East Cultural Centre. Other new tracks featuring Slean and the piano were recorded at DNA Recording Facility in Toronto and Kensaltown Studios in the UK.[4]

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