at least she's consistent: the Sevyn Streeter thread

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Amber Denise Streeter (born July 7, 1986), known by her stage name Sevyn Streeter, is an American singer and songwriter, best known for being a member of the girl groups TG4 and RichGirl where she was known as Se7en. In 2012, she changed her stage name to Sevyn Streeter.

so first of all she was in Richgirl who gave us the all-time banger "He Ain't With Me Now (Tho)"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp_6sreUlpM

then there was the fearlessly jubilant debut single "I Like It"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eadL2u3Wej0

then there was "It Won't Stop", a delicate wisp of deliberate Aaliyah tributism that not even Chris Brown could ruin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgFiWGIVP6s

which gave us the Call Me Crazy, But... EP, which was bursting with personality and hooks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BglZ9XOfm8E

then another EP, Shoulda Been There, where she comfortably outshone Chris Brown and B.O.B on some perfect r&b-pop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvOo-SYN0mY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFzodv8Orqs

the neglected classic hometown glory of "4th Street"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8DdSFHNNZs

and now gearing up for the debut album Girl Disrupted

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEF-8N-Y3SY

Even on a single like "My Love For You" which seems initially indistinct in the landscape of contemporary r&b, Streeter performs with an urgency that puts her front and centre. Whatever role her songs require her to play, she fully commits and owns that performance - not in the way that, say, Beyonce performs as Beyonce, but in that she gives herself over fully to the moment or story being told, more akin to Nicole Scherzinger in peak Pussycat Dolls mode. Her songwriting is full of details that lend a certain realness so her voice feels lived-in and authentic, but never at the expense of effortless choruses. All these songs I've posted are so different in what they're trying to do, but I think Streeter is such a versatile talent that they all work.

Anyway rob said I should start this thread so I know I can't be the only one eagerly anticipating this.

boxedjoy, Thursday, 22 September 2016 08:16 (six years ago) link

No Prolly though?

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 22 September 2016 08:40 (six years ago) link

I did consider posting even more videos but I didn't want to come over as completely obsessed

boxedjoy, Thursday, 22 September 2016 08:47 (six years ago) link

Obsession is fine with me. And yeah, she deserves a thread of her own.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 22 September 2016 08:55 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

"before i do" is gorgeous

dyl, Monday, 5 December 2016 21:40 (five years ago) link

damn it is

J0rdan S., Saturday, 10 December 2016 22:44 (five years ago) link

yep, really stood out from the December new releases pile

Jeff W, Sunday, 11 December 2016 00:20 (five years ago) link

five months pass...

The album is finally coming next month.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BVB3ilqhojC/

kitchen person, Thursday, 8 June 2017 01:34 (five years ago) link

phew

Jeff W, Thursday, 8 June 2017 16:48 (five years ago) link

finally!! i hope it's as good as her previous releases and that the interminable delays haven't fucked with things too much

dyl, Thursday, 8 June 2017 20:06 (five years ago) link

four weeks pass...

*waves*

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 7 July 2017 13:08 (five years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aA2z3mKMCs

"my boo"-channeling summer jam alert

maura, Friday, 7 July 2017 13:16 (five years ago) link

omg on my first listen now

dyl, Friday, 7 July 2017 16:24 (five years ago) link

This album is perfect for summer.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Friday, 7 July 2017 17:10 (five years ago) link

Both Grammy and AVN awards due for "Peace Sign"

Jeff W, Friday, 7 July 2017 18:08 (five years ago) link

iiiii loooooove thisssss albummmm

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 7 July 2017 22:35 (five years ago) link

record is full of real smart interpolations? like this flip of the bridge to swv's "anything"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIbo980L5O0

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Saturday, 8 July 2017 15:26 (five years ago) link

i just tested it and potentially this is an album designed for getting high in bed with the windows open

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Saturday, 8 July 2017 16:14 (five years ago) link

this is everything I wanted and expected it to be and more. "Everything" is... everything

boxedjoy, Saturday, 8 July 2017 21:33 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

"before i do" is #1 on billboard's adult r&b airplay chart this week. but on the mainstream r&b/hip-hop airplay chart, which ranks songs by spins on the currents-based urban format, the song is absent entirely. (on r&b/hip-hop airplay, which combines audience data from both adult and mainstream formats, it's #20.)

just from my own personal experience, "before i do" is the only song of hers that i've heard on the radio more than once since "next", the follow-up to "it won't stop". can't help but wonder if her newfound success at the adult format will affect what music she gets to release in the future, and what this could mean for female r&b artists more broadly.

dyl, Friday, 1 September 2017 18:03 (five years ago) link

i like the album but i find 'before i do' pretty boring
was hoping for ol skool

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 1 September 2017 18:12 (five years ago) link

I'm the opposite: her album's left me cold but "Before I Do" is one my jams of the year.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 1 September 2017 19:21 (five years ago) link

i do love "before i do" which for me is one of the album's highlights

dyl, Friday, 1 September 2017 20:36 (five years ago) link

interesting! What am i missing with it?

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Saturday, 2 September 2017 00:16 (five years ago) link

I'm the opposite: her album's left me cold but "Before I Do" is one my jams of the year.

― the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn)

Yeah, the album was a disappointment for me after the long wait, but Before I Do is still one of my favourite songs of the decade.

kitchen person, Saturday, 2 September 2017 02:32 (five years ago) link

having spent some time with this properly it is definitely frontloaded and not varied enough to be the wholly captivating work it ought to be, but if this limited success is gonna leave her in label limbo like the many before her then what a waste.

I don't know what any of this chart stuff means as I'm in the UK and your charts are weird and arbitrary and illogical, but I legit don't understand why the Sevyns and K.Michelles of the world don't get any kind of push over here.

boxedjoy, Saturday, 2 September 2017 08:53 (five years ago) link

three years pass...

new era shaping up nicely

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNpASlGAgcI

boxedjoy, Thursday, 8 October 2020 17:58 (one year ago) link

with Davido!

Regard the timeless piano balladeeress! (breastcrawl), Thursday, 8 October 2020 19:14 (one year ago) link

There's also "HMU" (posted earlier on Rolling R&B):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F7z7gkuRsg

Regard the timeless piano balladeeress! (breastcrawl), Thursday, 8 October 2020 19:17 (one year ago) link

yeah i like "hmu" and "kissez" quite a bit. hope a new project will come before long

dyl, Friday, 9 October 2020 02:51 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

eight months since the last singles! It felt like nothing. Anyway here's another new one, sadly it's got yet another Chris Brown feature:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_xNkJ4mZCc

boxedjoy, Sunday, 13 June 2021 10:43 (one year ago) link

this one has been out a while, i think it's pretty good. i can see from the charts it is being worked to radio, tho i don't think i've heard it on the stations in my area yet

tho he doesn't detract from the song too much it is sad to see that chris brown's presence is still seen to an extent as necessary for her. "before i do" proved she could stand on her own and still get airplay -- and that was one of her best songs! hell, the original solo "it won't stop" was also doing fine even before the version with cb came out and usurped it

dyl, Sunday, 13 June 2021 17:38 (one year ago) link

I'm in the UK so the chances of me hearing any Sevyn in the wild are slim to none :(

boxedjoy, Sunday, 13 June 2021 18:09 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

otm

rob, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 19:27 (two weeks ago) link

honestly tempted to start a song specific thread for end of year consideration

goddam this is so good
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honestly tempted to start a song specific thread for end of year consideration
ah, let's do it. For Your End of Year Consideration - 23 by Sevyn Streeter🕸

thank you, you were not kidding. was about to bump the (end of) summer jams thread for this, but you did one better

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 21:08 (two weeks ago) link


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