Said the Sky

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Trevor Christensen (born 12 May 1993), known professionally as Said the Sky, is an American electronic dance music producer, DJ and musician.[2]

Said the Sky
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Background information
Birth nameTrevor Christensen
Born (1993-05-12) May 12, 1993 (age 27)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
OriginDenver, Colorado, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • musician
Instruments
Years active2014–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitesaidthesky.com

Early lifeEdit

At the age of 8, Christensen went for piano lessons which he had disliked.[3][4] He quit the lessons after several years but later rejoined it while he was in middle school, along picking up other instruments to learn.[4] He first got into electronic dance music by learning about the production at a Digital Audio Production class in high school.[4]

Christensen uses Ableton to produce music. Previously, he used Logic Pro.[4] He attended Berklee College Of Music where he took a lot of beginner/intermediate courses such as music theory, ear training and lessons, prior to launching the 'Said the Sky' project, despite failing to participate in their production program.[5]

HistoryEdit

2014: Debut extended playEdit

Christensen was signed by Phase Management, who he was introduced to at a music festival in the summer of 2014. He knew and was inspired by some of the artists under Phase Management, which motivated him to sign for them.[4]

On June 8, 2014, he self-released his debut EP Faith. Tyler Trew of YourEDM reviewed the EP stating, "He plays into both of his strengths, utilizing piano heavily throughout his productions in conjunction with superior sound design, most notably in the neuro basses that can be found in all of his singles on Faith. You get the most bass with "Everything" which starts off the EP quite perfectly and ever so celestially; piano and an inspiring vocal speech lead you into what is to come. That being some of the most beautifully epic music you are going to hear."[6]

2015: SinglesEdit

On July 9, 2015, Christensen released four singles including two collaborations with Illenium onto iTunes. The singles are "Falling In", "In Your Wake",[7] "Run Away"[8] and "Book of Us".[9] Speaking about his collaboration and tours with Illenium, Christensen said touring with him was a 'dream come true' and he had never thought of doing so at that time in his life.[10]

On July 17, 2015, he released "Espy" as a single and four days later, he released an EP titled Painted White with Illenium and Cristina Soto.[11]

On July 30, 2015, he released three singles "Disciple", "For You"[12] and "Everything" where the first two features Melissa Hayes. He released four more singles later in the year, titled "Darling",[13] "Nostalgia",[14] "Listen" and "Mountains". Missio features on "Darling" and "Nostalgia"[15] whereas Diamond Eyes features on "Mountains". "Disciple", "Everything" and "Listen" are singles from his EP Faith.

2016: CollaborationsEdit

On January 22, 2016, he released his first single of the year "Ares".[16] In August 2016, it was revealed that Christensen collaborated with Illenium and Seven Lions for a song that was debuted at Das Energi Festival 2016.[17] Christensen has supported Illenium on his headline tour across the United States.[18]

On 30 April 2016, Christensen performed at Denver's Gothic Theatre, he also toured with Illenium, who also performed at Denver.[19]

On 10 October 2016, he released a single with DJs Illenium and Seven Lions[20][21] titled "Rush Over Me" featuring the vocals of Haliene.[22][23] The song was first premiered by Illenium during a live show at Das Energi in Salt Lake City, Utah, in August.[24][25][26][27]

On 14 October 2016, he collaborated with fellow DJ 3LAU[28] to release the single "Fire"[29] featuring NÉONHÈART.[30][31] Speaking in an interview, 3LAU said that Christensen sent him a "fantastic piano riff, and (they) built the song out of that".[32] All revenue generated from Christensen's and 3LAU's collaborative single "Fire" will be donated to PoP, a non-profit organization that "builds schools and expands educational opportunities in the developing world."[33][34] The song's genre is future bass.[35] The song was released via 3LAU's non-profit record label, Blume.[36][37][38] An official music video was uploaded by popular music channel, Proximity, on 14 November 2016 which has garnered over 200,000 views.[39]

On 16 November 2016, Christensen released a remix of The Chainsmokers' second song off their EP "Collage", titled "All We Know".[40][41][42]

In 2017 he co-produced "Where'd U Go" with Illenium (available on Illenium's album "Awake").

In 2018 he recorded his first studio album « Wide-Eyed » including collaborations with Dabin and Matthew Koma.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details
Wide-Eyed[43]
  • Released: July 20, 2018
  • Label: Seeking Blue
  • Format: Digital download
  • Producer: Said the Sky

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
Faith[44]
  • Released: June 8, 2014
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: Digital download
  • Producer: Said the Sky
Painted White[45]
  • Released: July 21, 2015
  • Label: Gravitas Recordings
  • Format: Digital download
  • Producer: Said the Sky

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Digital Hot
"Falling In"
(with Illenium featuring Mimi Page)
2015 Non-album singles
"In Your Wake"
(with Illenium featuring Jeza)
"Run Away"
(featuring Car)
"Book of Us"
(featuring Mothica)
"Espy"
"Disciple"
(featuring Melissa Hayes)
Faith
"For You"
(featuring Melissa Hayes)
Non-album single
"Everything" Faith
"Darling"
(featuring Missio)
Non-album singles
"Nostalgia"
(featuring Missio)
"Listen" Faith
"Mountains"
(featuring Diamond Eyes)
Non-album singles
"Ares" 2016
"Rush Over Me"
(with Seven Lions and Illenium featuring Haliene)
35
[46]
50
[47]
"Fire"
(with 3LAU featuring NÉONHÈART)
"Show & Tell"
(featuring Claire Ridgely)
2017 Wide-Eyed[48]
"Pray for Me"
(featuring Origami)
"All I Got"
(featuring Kwesi)
"Faded"
(featuring FRND)
"Sound of Where’d You Go"[49]
(with Illenium and 1788-L)
2018 Awake (Remixes)[50]
"Over Getting Over You"[51]
(featuring Matthew Koma)
Wide-Eyed
"Superstar"[52]
(with Dabin featuring Linn)
"Potions"
(with Slander featuring JT Roach)
2019 Non-album singles
"Already Know"[53]
(with Adventure Club featuring Caly Bevier)
"Hero"[54]
(with Dabin featuring Olivver the Kid)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Guest appearancesEdit

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Where'd U Go" 2017 Illenium Awake
"Sad Songs" 2019 Illenium, Annika Wells Ascend

RemixesEdit

[55]

2014Edit

  • Secoya – "Run" (Illenium and Said the Sky Remix)
  • Gemini – "A Fire Inside" (Said the Sky Remix)
  • Novo Amor & Ed Tullett – "Faux" (Said the Sky Remix)
  • Snow Dayy – "The Tunnel" (Said the Sky Remix)

2015Edit

  • Enkidu – "Falling" (Illenium & Said the Sky Remix)

2016Edit

2017Edit

2018Edit

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