Endlessly innovative multi-instrumentalist, producer and artist Stevan has released his debut body of work with the Just Kids mixtape, out via Astral People Recordings / Inertia. The left-centre prodigy also adds to his pool of glowing releases with the video for feature track, “Tripping”, directed by Ollie Birt and premiered by Acclaim (above). Between the ages of 16-19 years old, every element of the mixtape was written, recorded and produced by Stevan alone, pulling him into a new league of bedroom multi-instrumentalists and creatives today.
Stevan builds on a groundbreaking reputation underpinned by his esteemed musicality and a knack for storytelling, proving why he’s one of Australia’s most promising forces in R&B. Across singles “Timee”, “LNT”, “Warm”, “No More Regrets” and “On My Mind” Stevan has gone from strength to strength while shaping his own universe at the sweet spot between classic and contemporary stylings.
Straight out of the gate, he has gained support from triple j, Spotify and Apple Music’s flagship playlists including Front Left and ALT CTRL, plus amassed over 4.5M online streams and received the titles of FBi Independent Artist of the Week, triple j Unearthed Feature Artist and MTV’s Upload of the Week. Commanding attention at home and internationally, the master-of-all-trades has also collected signings with Astral People Recordings and Honeymoon / +1 Records in America. Stevan made his mark on the stage at last year’s BIGSOUND conference, going on to captivate crowds at Panama Festival, Fairgrounds Festival, and across supporting dates with Winston Surfshirt and Omar Apollo. With an ever-evolving live show in his arsenal, Stevan has most recently been confirmed to debut his irresistible discography at the next Splendour in the Grass event.
“With each new release, singer-songwriter Stevan provides further proof that his musical style lives in a universe of its own.” - EARMILK
"Matching hip-hop beats to soulful vocals and jazz dexterity, Stevan's elastic musicality is aligned to some potent, personal lyricism." - CLASH
“I haven't gone for the 5 star rating for a while. But I'm dishing it out here. This captures that Frank Ocean/Tyler/Steve Lacy laid back vibe that I love so much.” - Richard Kingsmill, triple j