Sasha Alex Sloan

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Sasha Alex Sloan
Sloan at the Spotify "Louder Together" event
Sloan in concert in Paris in 2021.
Background information
Birth nameAlexandra Artourovna Yatchenko
Also known asSasha Yatchenko, Sasha Sloan
Born (1995-03-11) March 11, 1995 (age 29)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
GenresIndie pop
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2015–present
  • Good Times Recording
  • RCA

Alexandra Artourovna Yatchenko[1] (Russian: Александра Артуровна Ятченко; born March 11, 1995[2]), known professionally as Sasha Alex Sloan (previously Sasha Sloan), is an American singer-songwriter.[3][4] Her debut album, Only Child, was released on October 16, 2020. It was met with critical acclaim by music critics, deeming it as a solid and outspoken debut album. Sloan's second studio album I Blame the World was released on May 13, 2022.

Life and career[edit]

1995–2014: Early life and background[edit]

Sloan grew up in South Boston and taught herself to play on a piano her mother purchased when she was five.[5][6][7] Her grandparents lived in Siberia, Russia, and she spent summers on their farm there as a child.[3]Her maternal grandparents were both born and grew up in South Boston. Sasha spent a lot of time with them in Maine.

After graduating from high school, she went on to study at the Berklee College of Music.[8] When she got back home one day, she noticed that her parents had written the word "DORK" next to her room at their house. Sloan posted the photo on Reddit, which quickly became viral. Taking advantage of this opportunity, she pasted a link to her SoundCloud under the post. Soon enough, she was approached by Warner Chappell Music to sign a publishing deal.[9]

Sloan was 19 years old at this point and following the deal, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a songwriter; she worked at a coffee shop to support herself.[6] She made her US national TV debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on February 6, 2019.[10]

2015–2017: Beginnings[edit]

In 2015, Sloan was featured in the song "Phoenix" by Kaskade, as well as being credited for songwriting. Sloan continued her career by writing for artists including Idina Menzel, Maggie Lindemann and Camila Cabello. In 2017, Sloan was featured in the song "This Town" by Kygo, which she also cowrote.

2018: Sad Girl and Loser[edit]

Her debut EP, Sad Girl, was released by RCA on April 18, 2018.[11]

She co-wrote Juice WRLD's single "Black & White", which was released on May 23, 2018, and appeared on his debut studio album Goodbye & Good Riddance.

Her second EP, Loser, was released by RCA on November 29, 2018.[12] On the same day, she announced her first headlining tour to support the album. Her single "Older" from the album was performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on February 6, 2019.

2019–present: Self-Portrait, Only Child and I Blame The World[edit]

Sloan released her third EP Self-Portrait on October 18, 2019. She stated that "this EP is more about being OK with the fact that I have a lot of anxiety, and that I don’t want to go to parties."[13]

Self-Portrait played an important role in her music career by allowing her to unapologetically represent herself and create songs that her fans can connect and relate to; the EP deals with themes such as anxiety, depression, and uncertainty.[14]

On April 3, 2020, Sloan released the single "I'll Wait" produced by Kygo for his album Golden Hour. The following day, a music video was released starring American couple Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek containing personal footage of their life together.[15]

On August 3, Sloan announced that her debut album Only Child would be released in the fall,[16] with the lead single "Lie" released on August 7.[17] On August 25 she released the song "House With No Mirrors" as the second single from her debut album.[18] On August 28 she announced that her debut album Only Child would be released on October 16.[19]

On November 17, Sloan announced a collaboration with singer/songwriter Charlie Puth, a song called "Is It Just Me?", which would be released on November 19, 2020.[20][21]

On April 22, 2021, Sasha teamed up with country superstar Sam Hunt to release an acoustic-driven song titled "when was it over?" that finds Hunt and Sloan in a post-breakup state of misery questioning the cause of their respective romantic splits.[22] Sloan said that the track is about not being able to let go of someone even when you know there's nothing left.[23] The song was co-written with Shane McAnally who came up with the song's title.[23] Other co-writers include King Henry and Emi Dragoi.[24]

On May 13, 2022, Sloan released her second studio album I Blame The World. [25] During her interview with Billboard, she described what she perceives to be the biggest difference between Only Child and I Blame The World: "I would say Only Child was a collection of songs I really liked but there wasn’t a cohesive theme. With I Blame The World, I made a conscious effort to create a world in which all the songs made sense together."[26]

On March 27, 2023, Sloan announced on her socials that she is now an independent artist; confirming her departure from major label RCA Records.

Sloan was part of the lineup for the 22nd Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2023.[27]

In 2024, Sloan participated in season 5 of the Chinese variety show, Sisters Who Make Waves, however she dropped out due to health issues.


Sloan in 2018

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Only Child
I Blame the World
  • Released: May 13, 2022
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Me Again
  • Released: May 17, 2024
  • Label: Sue Perb
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Sad Girl
  • Released: April 18, 2018[28]
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
  • Released: November 29, 2018
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Self Portrait
  • Released: October 18, 2019[29]
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album


"Ready Yet"[36] 2017 Sad Girl
"Normal"[38] 2018
"Ready Yet" (San Holo Remix)[40] Non-album single
"Hurt"[41] Sad Girl
"The Only"[43] Loser
"Faking It"[44]
"Chasing Parties"[45]
"Thoughts"[49] 2019 Self Portrait
"Dancing with Your Ghost"
"At Least I Look Cool"[50] 31
"Smiling When I Die" 38
"I'll Wait"[51]
(with Kygo)
2020 89 7 9 28 Golden Hour
"Lie"[53] Only Child
"House with No Mirrors"[54]
"Is It Just Me?"
(solo or featuring Charlie Puth)[55]
"When Was It Over?"
(featuring Sam Hunt)
2021 8 Non-album single
(with Winnetka Bowling League)[57]
"WTF" 2022 I Blame the World
"I Blame the World"
"New Normal"
"Highlights" 2024 Me Again
"Me Again"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album


(ODESZA featuring Sasha Alex Sloan)
2017 A Moment Apart
"Love Runs Out"
(Martin Garrix featuring G-Eazy and Sasha Alex Sloan)
2021 14 1 Non-album single
(Alan Walker featuring Sasha Alex Sloan)
2023 Non-album single

Other charted or certified songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album

(with NF)
2019 26 The Search

Songwriting credits[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album Credits Written with
(featuring Sasha Sloan)[61]
2015 Kaskade Automatic Featured artist/Co-writer Ryan Raddon, Finn Bjarnson, Cody Tarpely, Jarrod Gorbel
"Last Time" 2016 Idina Menzel Idina[62] Co-writer Idina Menzel, Eric Rosse
"I Do" Idina Menzel, Eric Rosse
"Pretty Girl"[63] Maggie Lindemann Non-album single Maggie Lindemann, Sean Myer
"Just Hold On"
(with Louis Tomlinson)[64]
Steve Aoki Neon Future III Steven Aoki, Louis Tomlinson, Nolan Lambroza, Eric Rosse
"I Miss You"
(featuring Bahari)[65]
2017 Grey Non-album single Michael Trewartha, Thomas Meredith, Kyle Trewartha
"Guide Me"
(featuring Sasha Sloan)
Deorro Good Evening Featured artist/Co-writer Eric Orrosquieta
"Nobody" Niia I[66] Co-writer Niia Bertino, Simon Wilcox, Robin Hannibal
"Girl Like Me" Niia Bertino, Robin Hannibal
"I'll Find You"
(featuring Tori Kelly)[67]
Lecrae All Things Work Together Lecrae Moore, Justin Franks, Jonathan Mitchell, Daniel Majic, Natalie Sims, Victoria Kelly
(featuring Quavo)[1]
Camila Cabello Non-album single Camila Cabello, Charlotte Aitchison, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Jonnali Parmenius, Quavious Marshall
(featuring Sasha Sloan)[68]
Odesza A Moment Apart Featured artist/Co-writer Clayton Knight, Harrison Mills, Jonnali Parmenius, Alexandra Cheatle
(with French Montana)[69]
Alma Non-album single Co-writer Alma-Sofia Miettinen, Charlotte Aitchison, Jonnali Parmenius, Charlie Handsome
"This Town"
(featuring Sasha Sloan)[70]
Kygo Stargazing Featured artist/Co-writer Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll, Jonnali Parmenius
"I'll Be There"
(featuring Sasha Sloan)
King Henry For You EP Henry Allen
"Never Be the Same"[71] Camila Cabello Camila Co-writer Camila Cabello, Adam Feeney, Leo Rami Dawood, Jacob Ludwig Olofsson, Jonnali Parmenius
"Track 10"[72] Charli XCX Pop 2 Charlotte Aitchson, Mikkel Eriksen, Jonnali Parmenius, Alexander Guy Cook, Tor Hermansen
(with Ally Brooke)[73]
2018 Topic Non-album single Matthew Radosevich, Jonnali Parmenius
"Faded Love"
(featuring Future)[74]
Tinashe Joyride Tinashe Kachingwe, Jonnali Parmenius, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Nayvadius Wilburn
"A Good Night"
(featuring BloodPop)[75]
John Legend TBA John Stephens, Michael Tucker, Rachel Keen
"Bad Girlfriend"[76] Anne-Marie Speak Your Mind Anne-Marie Nicholson, Paul Blair, Nicholas Monson, Mark Nilan Jr.
"Messy" Kiiara Lil Kiiwi Kiara Saulters, Noah Conrad, Rowland Speckley, Jake Torrey
"Low Key in Love" Jaira Burns Burn Slow EP Jaira Burns, Aaron Kleinstub, Ryan Tedder
"Be Right Here"
(with Stargate featuring GOLDN)
Kungs TBA Valentin Brunel, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Robert "Throttle" Bergin, Charlotte Aitchison, Camila Cabello, Jonnali Parmenius
"This Time Around"[77] Jaira Burns Burn Slow EP Mikkel Eriksen, Nolan Lambroza
"Thick and Thin" LANY Malibu Nights Paul Jason Klein, Jacob Goss, Henry Allen
"I Don't Wanna Love You Anymore" Paul Jason Klein, Jacob Goss, Nolan Lambroza
"Thru These Tears"
"Curiosity"[78] Nao Saturn Neo Jessica Joshua, Daniel Traynor, Henry Allen, Yvette "Naala" Riby—Williams
"Happy" 2019 Pink Hurts 2B Human Pink, Teddy Geiger, Steph Jones
"Cry About It Later" 2020 Katy Perry Smile Katy Perry, Jonnali Parmenius, Oscar Holter
"So Sick"
(featuring blackbear)
Kiiara Lil Kiiwi Kiara Saulters, Henry Agincourt Allen, Johnny Mitchell, Mathew Tyler Musto
"Creature of Habit" 2021 JoJo TBA Emmanuel Nickerson, Morten Ristorp, Justin Tranter
"U & Me" Illenium Fallen Embers Illenium


Date Place Country Venue Ref
February 10, 2018 Las Vegas, Nevada  United States The Bunkhouse [79]
February 11, 2018 Phoenix, Arizona Crescent Ballroom [79]
February 13, 2018 West Hollywood, California The Roxy Theatre [79]
February 15, 2018 Santa Ana, California Constellation Room [79]
February 16, 2018 San Francisco, California Swedish American Hall [79]
February 18, 2018 Seattle, Washington The Crocodile [79]
February 20, 2018 Salt Lake City, Utah Urban Lounge [79]
February 21, 2018 Denver, Colorado Globe Hall [79]
February 22, 2018 [79]
February 24, 2018 Austin, Texas The Parish [79]
February 25, 2018 New Orleans, Louisiana Gasa Gasa [79]
February 27, 2018 Atlanta, Georgia Terminal West [79]
February 28, 2018 Nashville, Tennessee The Basement East [79]
March 2, 2018 Carrboro, North Carolina Cat's Cradle [79]
March 3, 2018 Washington U Street Music Hall [79]
March 6, 2018 Toronto, Ontario  Canada Adelaide Hall [79]
March 7, 2018 Buffalo, New York  United States Town Ballroom [79]


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