Who Is Oscar Best Song Nominee Sufjan Stevens, Beloved by Indie-Rock Fans and Music Supervisors?

Who Is Oscar Best Song Nominee Sufjan Stevens, Beloved by Indie-Rock Fans and Music Supervisors?
Sufjan Stevens is a household name… if you happen to live in an indie-rock household. Among the broader pool of Oscar-watching or -voting homes, there may be a bigger Sufjan-ian learning curve. (For starters: his name is pronounced soof-yon.) The singer/songwriter who just snagged a nomination for “Mystery of Love,” one of his contributions to the “Call Me By Your Name” soundtrack, doesn’t easily lend himself to any nutshell treatment, as any novice who’s come away confused from Stevens’ sprawling Wikipedia page can attest.

He hasn’t been a mystery to music supervisors, anyway. The two songs he contributed to “Call Me By Your Name” represent his first original compositions for a nonfiction feature film, but most TV viewers, at least, have probably happened across his music before. His song “Death With Dignity” was featured in the pilot episode of “This is Us” and recurred toward the end of the season. Going back a
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