Sailor & I

Sailor & I, real name Alexander Sjödin, is a singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist[1] from Stockholm, Sweden.

Sailor & I
Sailor & I in 2016
Sailor & I in 2016
Background information
Birth nameAlexander Sjödin
Also known asSailor & I
OriginStockholm, Sweden
GenresIndie pop, electronic
Occupation(s)Producer, singer, multi-instrumentalist
Years active2012–present
LabelsBMG UK
Deutsche Grammophon
Life And Death
Atlantic Records/Big Beat
Black Butter Records
Associated actsÂme, Maceo Plex, DJ Tennis, Joris Voorn, Tale of Us

Known for his unique voice and instrumentation[2] Sailor & I's work has received critical acclaim from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Resident Advisor, Magnetic Magazine, and KEXP-FM.[3]

His 2012 single Tough Love, released on Black Butter Records features powerful string arrangements[4] and has been compared to artists such as Bon Iver, The xx and Active Child.[5] Having played instruments since he was a child,[6] Sailor & I's music has been described as deep and dream-like[7] by MixMag where his debut EP release Tough Love received praise in 2012.[8]

Alongside previous releases on The Invention of Loneliness, Life and Death[9] and Black Butter Records,[10] Sailor & I's songs have also been remixed by Âme,[11] Eric Prydz, Kidnap Kid[12] and Joris Voorn.[13] As well as his work as a vocalist, Sjödin has also collaborated in the studio with electronic artists such as Adriatique and Nic Fanciulli, and is known for his unique voice and emotive style.[14]

Sailor & I's Turn Around remix by AME struck a chord with a large audience,[15] with blogs such as Resident Advisor,[16] The Line of Best Fit[17] and Mixmag[18] rating it as one of their Top 10 tracks of the Summer, alongside the song spending several weeks in the Beatport chart.[19]

In 2015, Sailor & I took his live show on tour, playing festivals such as Open Space Festival in Paris, Electrowerkz in London, Pacha in Dubai, Poplands Festival in Sweden and many more across Europe.[20] As well as drawing influence from elements of Jazz, Rock, Classical and Punk in his music,[21] Sjödin describes his work as a form of escapism from reality,[22] and strives to "fill the void with sounds and have the sounds create emotion in return".[23]

DiscographyEdit

Title Details
Tough Love
Turn Around EP
  • Released: 2014
  • Label: Life and Death
  • Format: Digital, vinyl
Leave the Light On
  • Released: 2015
  • Label: The Invention of Loneliness
  • Format: CD
Sweat
  • Released: 5 May 2015
  • Label: The Invention of Loneliness
  • Format: Digital
The Invention of Loneliness
  • Released: 21 February 2017
  • Label: BMG UK
  • Format: Physical, digital
Coming Down EP
  • Released: 25 January 2019
  • Label: SvT
  • Format: Digital
Rainmaking
  • Released: 4 February 2019
  • Label: Beating Heart Records
  • Format: Digital
Komorebi

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