Preview: Sevyn Streeter Marries Her Pen Game To Situationships On Debut LP ‘On The Verge’


When Sevyn Streeter jumped out of stereos with the love-hate thing relationship anthem “I Like It,” she already had a flair for storytelling. Mastering the pen behind the likes of Alicia Keys, Fantasia, Estelle, and label boss & close friend Chris Brown, Sevyn crossed over into recording artist territory effortlessly.

Her solo EP, Call Me Crazy, But…, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard charts as its lead single “It Won’t Stop” dominated the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay category for nine weeks straight. The titillating visuals also tapped Breezy, who lent his vocals to the track, sending fans into thirst-mode for more Sevyn sounds.

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Now, the Grammy-Award winning R&B starlet is turning heads yet again with her debut LP, On The Verge. Slated for a 2015 release, the LP meanders through the wins and fails of love and relationships. From stirring sensual ballads to ‘90s house music jams, Sevyn dissects matters of the heart and wraps them in ear-pleasing narratives.

She also throws the mic to other industry notables such as Ty Dolla $ign and August Alsina for features on the project’s singles. Rapper and Sevyn’s full-time bae, B.o.B. also contributes to a steamy track studio-crafted for the lovebirds after collaborating on her recent EP, Shoulda Been There Pt. 1.

Sevyn recently previewed snippets from her forthcoming studio debut at the VIBE HQ, leaving us with some good notes to share.

“On The Verge”
The title track serves pop-funk with a pumping bass line fit for any of life’s feel-good moments. Inspired by ’90s house music, Sevyn harmonizes a soft timbre over the beat. “With this track, it just talks about being in a good, positive place and knowing that something really great is about to happen,” she said. “You can’t quite put your finger on it, but you can feel that something is happening for you.”

“Fallen (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)”
Describing the track as “literally intoxicating,” Sevyn teamed up with Taylor Gang’s Ty Dolla $ign for a tale of overflowing infatuation. The story behind the single follows an irresistible bae that is too hard to let go of. The beat’s steady and sultry vibrations heighten the track’s sensual ambience.

“Peace Sign (feat. B.o.B.)”
Sevyn delivers a little PDA on this pleasure-inviting track steamy enough for the bedroom. Tapping her boo thing, B.o.B., a sexy narrative of passion unfolds.

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“Been A Minute (feat. August Alsina)”
Sevyn grabs longtime hitmaker Bangladesh and R&B crooner August Alsina for a timely tune. Sevyn and August’s cadence mesh perfectly as they play off each other’s verses. “It’s really just about those different stages you go through with a person as they try to pop in and out for your life,” Sevyn said. “With this one, it’s giving into that struggle, and second guessing like, ‘Should we try this again?'”

“Fight For Me”
Sevyn joined pens with soul vet Babyface for a special message to the too-little-too-late exes who refuse to fight for their relationships. She shared that this song embodies her sentiments from a past relationship, as she constantly witnessed her lover’s efforts to conquer everything in his life except for her.

“Shoulda Been There Pt. 1 (feat. B.o.B.)”
The single that’s got everyone calling out their exes covers the LP’s entire emotional spectrum. “You know how you just find yourself in a good place, and then that one ex or friend decides to pop back into your life?” asked Sevyn. “This one is for them. To let them know, ‘No, you should have been here when I needed you. Now, I’m doing great and feeling even better. There’s nothing here for you anymore.”

Cop Sevyn’s Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1 EP on iTunes here.