"Sarah Hope Slean" (born on 21 June 1977) is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Pickering, Ontario.
A former York University student, she is also an accomplished painter and photographer. She recorded her first album Universe at the age of 19 and has since completed three other albums, Blue Parade (1998), Night Bugs (2002), and Day One (2004). ''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. It was heavily inspired by cabaret music. On September 28, 2004, Sarah 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 shines through in the album's first single, the cheeky "Lucky Me". The up-tempo title track "Day One", and "Mary", a song about Slean's grandmother, were released as second and third singles respectively.
She is probably most notable for a track on ''Night Bugs'', a piano-heavy pop tune called "Sweet Ones". She was also featured on the Fox TV network as the pianist in Sunrise, the fictional town where bodies started p...