John Austin Sanders found his ear for music early in his Panama City Beach, Florida based childhood. Austin’s father got him started early, teaching him to play the drums from the age of 5. Growing into his teenage years Austin showcased his talents as a jazz band percussionist, while simultaneously teaching himself to play the guitar and piano. Once these instrumental abilities were combined with his talents in production, as well as singing and songwriting, he transformed into the compelling artist known as ASTN.
The 21-year-old multi-instrumentalist combines his talents of singing, songwriting, and producing to create a jazz inspired blend of Pop/R&B that is uniquely ASTN. His top singles: Flowers, Love No More, and Ain’t Right, have reached over 15 million streams and counting. With such success, ASTN is being placed on many top Spotify playlists including New Music Friday US, New Music Friday UK, Hong Kong Viral 50, Singapore Viral 50, Brazil Viral 50, and Drifting Apart, just to name a few. ASTN’s most recent body of work ‘Leave Me Before I Love You’ is gaining listeners attention, and turning industry heads after landing 2 songs on Spotify playlist “New Music Friday US”. With his rising trajectory, ASTN fans can look forward to a North American tour in 2019.