Kontrol Exclusive (@kontrolmag): Sevyn Streeter (@sevyn) Prepares To Release Debut Album!

Sevyn Streeter hit the scene as a fourth of not one, but two, girl groups (TG4, RichGirl). Both groups got off to good starts with notable tracks and tour dates with established acts, but never rose to prominence. Streeter did not let that stop her. She successfully transitioned into a sought after songwriter penning hits for Ariana Grande, Usher, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys and more. But it was the song, “It Won’t Stop,” she wrote for herself that thrust her into a solo star; proving she didn’t need a group to make it in the music business.

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The Grammy award winning songwriter is signed to Atlantic Records and has cemented herself as a rising star to watch. It is hard to believe that Sevyn is preparing to release her debut album titled “Girl Interrupted.” She has already released a couple of buzzworthy EP’s and is a mainstay on radio, and television screens. Her solo EP “Call Me Crazy, But…” debuted at number 5 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip­Hop Albums chart, and she recently dropped a new collection of music titled, “Shoulda Been There Pt.1.”

“I am extremely excited about this album. My EP’s allowed my fans to grow with me, to learn, and to know that when they do get music from me it’s going to be truthful, and honest. It will definitely be quality work,” Streeter said.

She is back with her new single “Prolly” featuring Gucci Mane. The new single from her upcoming album shows a different side of Sevyn. It is full of attitude, swagger, and strength, which is a departure from her girl next door appeal.

“It came from truth. I was sitting in the studio one night and the lyrics literally just came from my mouth. It is very confident, kind of fearless and unapologetic. I’m taking ownership of who I am,” said Streeter.

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Her new take on life is a sentiment a lot of young women and girls can relate to as they evolve. Streeter said she chose to collaborate with Gucci Mane to garner a fresh take and new energy.

“I wanted someone to match my vibe. I love that he spoke his truth and he murdered it,” Streeter said.

Her collaboration with Gucci Mane isn’t the only musical match up on the record. She has an Aaliyah inspired song called. “Before I Do,” which is an homage to the late singer; one of her biggest musical influencers.

“It’s sweet, smooth, and sensual with a nostalgic type of Isley Brothers feel to it. It is one (of the records) that I think people are going to gravitate to,” said Streeter.

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Women will be able to relate to this new body of work, and likely have some self-reflecting moments. She plans to take them through her personal journey of growth and hopes they find strength in it.

“It is definitely going to speak to women and it’s going to touch them in a different way,” said Streeter.”

You don’t have to wait until the album is released for more music. Sevyn will put out a single and a visual each month leading up to the album release. If you like “Prolly,” get ready for another hot track titled “All My Love.” It will be released soon as the next single.

As always, Sevyn is writing from an authentic place letting people into her personal thoughts and journey. Streeter is busy working on her first album, but has found time to nurture a budding acting career. She is one of the co-stars of the TV One feature film, Ringside. The film stars Tyler Lepley (The Have and Have Nots), Jackie Long, and Julissa Bermudez. Streeter plays Lepley character’s (Jaxon Holley), the undefeated boxing champ being pushed to the limit while dealing with personal and family drama, little sister.

“It was my first time acting and it couldn’t have gone any better. I play the role of Selita. She is young, a little feisty, and she is dating the wrong guy. She has an overprotective big brother who is trying to play a father role. She was a lot of fun to play. Working with these actors was a dream come true,” according to Streeter.

She is always auditioning and more acting roles are ahead.

“I have had several call backs. I can’t talk too much about upcoming projects, but more acting will definitely happen,” Streeter said.

Girl Interrupted” will be released at the top of 2017.

Written By: Chalise Macklin

 

 

 

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