Sevyn Streeter has been on her grind. Aside from co-penning hits this year for artists like Chris Brown (“Fine China”), Ariana Grande (“The Way”), Kelly Rowland (“Gone”) and Tamar Braxton (“All The Way Home”), Sevyn has been focusing on her solo career.
Sevyn’s latest single “It Won’t Stop” has been dominating the urban radio charts, peaking at No. 1 since its release. While fans await the release of Sevyn’s debut album, the singer-songwriter is set to drop an EP titled “Call Me Crazy, But…”
Sevyn, who is on K. Michelle’s Rebellious Soul Tour, recently chatted with Rated RnB while she was in Baltimore. During her interview, Sevyn dished on her “Call Me Crazy, But…” EP, her goal for 2014 and even named artists who she would love to write for.
Check out our interview below.
KEITHAN: Congratulations on the success of your new single “It Won’t Stop” — peaking at No. 1 on urban radio. How do you feel about the single’s success?
SEVYN: Man, I’m just happy and excited about it. I’m glad people like the record…I’ve always said even if it wasn’t my record, I just like the song.’ I’m just a fan of good music…I’m just happy people connect to it.
KEITHAN: The last time we spoke, you mentioned that you were halfway complete with your debut album. Where are you now in the process?
SEVYN: We have some really great records on my album. I didn’t want to keep fans waiting for my album, so we decided to put out an EP. I’m very excited about the EP. It comes out December 3 and it’s called “Call Me Crazy, But…”
KEITHAN: What was it like creating “Call Me Crazy, But…”?
SEVYN: I didn’t realize it at first but I was going through a couple of things every day. I just wrote something different. To be quite honest, I didn’t really understand and know what that was. After we stepped back and rearranged a couple of songs, it told a story. It literally is a cycle of relationship — from the moment you meet, to the moment it ends. That was a process but it was a non process, if that makes any sense at all.
KEITHAN: What would you say is the craziest song on the EP?
SEVYN: That’s going to be between “Call Me Crazy” and “B.A.N.S.”
KEITHAN: What does B.A.N.S. stand for?
SEVYN: Bitch Ass Nigga Shit.
KEITHAN: And what does that mean?
SEVYN: Bitch ass nigga shit! [laughs]
KEITHAN: [Laughs] How did that song come about?
SEVYN: Honestly, from my own experiences and my girlfriends and their experiences…having conversations with females and with some dudes, too. This particular song, it’s just talking about almost second guessing if you should have trusted somebody.
KEITHAN: So we’re going to play a little game called “Call Me Crazy, But…” All you have to do is fill in the blank.
KEITHAN: Call me crazy but my favorite past time is….
SEVYN: Hmm. That’s hard. I want to give you a good one. Honestly, writing songs because that just kind of came from me — came from two different places. I just love music and I just wanted to be involved with it as much as I possibly could. That was toward the end of my group RichGirl and once RichGirl ended, songwriting was the only thing available to me. That was the only thing I had. I just wanted to be a part of music. I feel like anytime something comes from a love of something it’s just always going to grow and flourish.
KEITHAN: Call me crazy but my favorite television show is…
SEVYN: Scandal! I’m mad because I missed last week’s episode.
KEITHAN: Call me crazy but my biggest pet peeve is…
SEVYN: People standing too close to you in lines. It gets on my last nerves. There’s a such thing as personal space. I shouldn’t be able to feel you breathing down my neck and my hair shouldn’t move when you do so. I can’t stand it.
KEITHAN: Being that you are a songwriter, if you could write for any R&B singer to bring them out of their comfort zone who would it be?
SEVYN: Ooh, that’s a good question. Out of their comfort zone? Man you have the best questions of all time because you are stumping me [laughs]. If anything it would be an artist who hasn’t been out for a while. It would be an artist we haven’t heard from in a while — like a Dru Hill, 702, Jagged Edge. It would be any of those groups or artists from the 90’s because I’m really obsessed with the 90’s music.
KEITHAN: With the new year coming up, what’s one of your goals for 2014?
SEVYN: You know, I’ve never been to the Grammy’s. I’d love to go to the Grammy’s. I would be happy just to go.
Be sure to cop Sevyn’s “Call Me Crazy, But..” EP on December 3.