Sarah Hope Slean (born on 21 June 1977) is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Pickering, Ontario.
== Education and careers =
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.