“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. The 26-year-old has already lent her pen to tracks for an elite roster of R&B players including Chris Brown, Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys and Estelle. But today, she is perched atop a control board at Hollywood’s famed Record Plant Studios previewing tracks from her as-yet-untitled Atlantic Records debut. Raised outside of Orlando in the close-knit city of Haines City, 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 lights up as she quickly rattles off an impressive list: Yolanda Adams, the Clark Sisters, Kim Burrell, the Winans Family, Micheal Jackson, Celine Dion, Brandy and, naturally, Whitney Houston.
Sevyn Streeter – Call Me Crazy
“If it feels rock ‘n’ roll, I want you to feel that. If it feels 90s R&B-urban, I want you to feel that. If it’s a little country, or alternative, I want you to feel that. I just want people to feel what I feel,” she says of the influences she plans on drawing from for the record. Streeter is in no rush to get the album out as she admits she is a perfectionist. Her moniker is derived from her birthday (July 7) but also references the biblical meaning of perfection and completion. “I’m a perfectionist to a default. I will drive you crazy sometimes. When I’m recording I will try something a trillion times to get it right.”
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