“Music is emotional. Your job is to make people feel something. The best way to do that is to sing and speak from something they’ve personally been through. That’s where I write from,” Amber ‘Sevyn’ Streeter says.
Sevyn Streeter has cemented herself as a rising musical sensation. Having most recently dropped a new collection of music titled Shoulda Been There Pt. 1, Streeter takes her fans through a musical journey of 13 tracks, which include the Chris Brown assisted single, “Don’t Kill The Fun,” plus additional hits “Boomerang” with Hit-Boy and the lead title track, “Shoulda Been There” featuring B.o.B.
With her full-length album in-the-works, Sevyn refers to Shoulda Been There Pt.1 as “the prelude or an appetizer before the main course”. She adds, “If I experience it, I write it, and I make a song out of it. And that’s what these records are…so I just kinda want to let y’all into the last year and a half of my life and let’s talk about it.”
Streeter joined forces with longtime friend and co-collaborator, Chris Brown, on her smash single, “Don’t Kill The Fun.” The upbeat, party-starting track is being celebrated as one of the most “feel-good” songs of 2015. The colorful companion video, which was directed by and features Chris Brown, has over 8 million views on YouTube to date.
Following the success of “Don’t Kill The Fun”, Sevyn dropped an additional single, “4th Street” which serves as an uplifting tribute to her family in her hometown of Haines City, Florida. The keyboard-led track sees the 29-year-old recounting a number of personal stories involving friends and family. Check out the heartwarming video here.
In addition to releasing singles from her own catalog, Sevyn was recently featured on the critically acclaimed soundtrack for Furious 7 with her song “How Bad Do You Want It”. The heavy-hitting, club banger has quickly proven to be a fan favorite with the companion video garnering nearly 8 million views since its debut.
Raised outside of Orlando in the close-knit city of Haines City, Florida, Streeter – like so many of the greats before her—cultivated her voice in church as a young girl finding inspiration from already iconic voices in gospel, R&B, and pop. When asked who influenced her the most, she rattles off an impressive list: Yolanda Adams, the Clark Sisters, Kim Burrell, the Winans Family, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Brandy, and naturally, Whitney Houston.
Streeter’s solo career began to take off upon her signing to Atlantic Records. In October 2012, she released her first single, “I Like It”, a thrashing anthem ripe with sweeping hooks, blistering vocal runs, and the type of pulsating bassline that DJs, and listeners in their car, dial up to the max. The single quickly put Sevyn on the map as an artist to watch.
In December 2013, Sevyn released her solo EP “Call Me Crazy, But…”, which debuted at number 5 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. “It Won’t Stop”, the lead single from the EP, has proven a true phenomenon, topping Billboard’s “Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay” chart for 9 consecutive weeks while climbing both Billboard’s “Hot 100” and “R&B/Hip Hop Songs” chart. In addition, the “It Won’t Stop” companion video – directed by and co-starring GRAMMY® Award-winner Chris Brown – is a YouTube smash, earning more than 61 million views at Sevyn’s official YouTube channel. Streeter’s debut EP also featured the hit single, “nEXt” feat. Kid Ink which has garnered over 9 million views on YouTube.
In addition to making her mark as a solo artist, Sevyn is also a GRAMMY Award Winning songwriter, having written six songs from Chris Brown’s GRAMMY winning album, “Fame” as well as two songs from Alicia Keys’ GRAMMY winning album, “Girl on Fire”. Her songwriting credits include some of R&B and pop’s hottest singles, including Chris Brown’s “Fine China,” Tamar Braxton’s “All The Way Home,” Alicia Keys’ “New Day,” and Ariana Grande’s chart-topping hit, “The Way.” Additionally, Streeter has been called upon by a remarkable roster of top studio superstars, including Diplo, Polow Da Don, Swizz Beats, Babyface and many others. | Source: atlanticrecords.com