[ALBUM REVIEW] Sevyn Streeter (@sevyn)- “Girl Disrupted”

girl disrupted by sevyn streeter album cover

 

Sevyn Streeter is back with the release of her debut studio album, Girl Disrupted!

The title of the album is a play on the 90’s film starring Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, and the late Brittany Murphy, Girl Interrupted; a movie based on the writer’s stay at a mental health facility during the 60’s.

Now, we’ve gotta know. Why would a singer want a movie reference like that, to represent her entire project?

The synopsis is simple. The title represents a state of depression that Streeter endured while working to deliver music to her fans. The singer/songwriter told Rollingstone that the depression “came from a place of: I dedicated my life to this work and this art, and I don’t feel like it’s having the opportunity to be heard”. Well thankfully, all roads finally led us to the release of her first full length project.

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Sevyn Streeter is authentically Rhythm and Blues, and that serves as the backdrop for this album. The songstress called in help from several chart topping, heavy hitting producers including The Dream, Bangledesh, and Tricky Stewart. She also leans on the underrated hitmaker, Hitmaka…aka Yung Berg for a few tracks on the project.

The album samples several R&B joints that we know, love, and still bop to on the regular! Check out the track list below.

1.  Livin
2. Present Situation (feat. The Dream)
3. My Love For You

Sevyn borrows a line for the chorus from the late, great Whitney Houston as she           professes her love for someone special, singing “I’m saving all my love for you”.  This           one is a smooth listen under some dim lights.

4. Anything U Want

This song samples SWV’s 90’s smash Anything. It’s a Hitmaka production featuring Jeremih, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla Sign. Now, this one is a light bop in the car on a sunny day, with your shades on and the windows down.

5. Ol’ Skool

Sevyn takes a moment to reminisce about an old flame. Featuring Jeremih and Dej Loaf, Ol’ Skool gets directly to the point. A nod to the recurring theme of the album, this song pays homage to several old school artists, such as Anita Baker, Keith Sweat, and Michael Jackson.

6. Soon As I Get Home

Another Hitmaka production. Using the chorus of Faith Evans’s hit by the same name, but over a much faster beat…this track is kind of giving a little My Boo by Ghost Town DJs vibe. You can get out there and wash your car to this jam.

7. Before I Do

Now, this track is one of my favorites. It’s soft, Sevyn’s vocals are flawless, and it’s reminiscent of Aaliyah covering the Isley Brothers. Where’s the problem?

8. Been A Minute

Exes toy with the idea of reuniting for a little rendezvous  on this track produced by Bangledesh. It features August Alsina, and does not disappoint.

9. Translation
10. Peace Sign (feat. Dave East)
11. Fallen (feat. Ty Dolla Sign & Cam Wallace)

If you’re like me and can’t get enough of this new wave of respect to New Edition, then this one is for you. Sampling If It Isn’t Love, issa ‘nother fave.

12. How Many
13. Everything In Me

 

Girl Disrupted is a solid effort from Sevyn Streeter. At a time when music is  generally digested single by single, this album is worth a listen all the way through. No skips!

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