The Ohio-born, LA-based singer’s ability to fuse his neo-soul falsetto crooning and biting, relatable lyrics with hard hitting modern beats, swaggering electric licks and a retro, stripped-down production is making a splash across airwaves. His debut EP, NONE of this has been about you, dropped in March and has gathered nearly eight million streams. He also shared the stage with Jack & Jack on their "Good Friends Are Nice" tour and recently wrapped his first national headline run, with multiple sold-out shows.
The unique charisma of his heroes, ranging from Elvis Presley to Prince, and Marvin Gaye to Bruno Mars, encourages him to be a performer and not just a singer. His ability to add his own stamp and quirks to his show and to his songs makes for a modern experience wrapped in the presentation of something beautiful from the past, but make no mistake: Sutherland is a modern act for these times, not some retro throwback—it’s just a joy for him to blend those eras together.
With themes that run the gamut from love, anxiety and self-examination to having a positive attitude and not taking life too seriously, Sutherland’s lyrics are best when at their most vulnerable. His work is relatable to the utmost degree.