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It’s not every day an artist allows you in on the raw process and background behind their music, but luckily Sevyn Streeter and LaRonn Harris of Atlantic Records granted me the opportunity during the last 10 months to hear the music she recorded along the way in preparation to build not only a solid project but a mainstay brand.
From the studio to speaking with students, from the hoods of Detroit to the night club and back, Sevyn put in a serious grind in and out of the studio to ensure success for solo debut EP, Call Me Crazy, But...
Being a stickler for a well layered record, I was pleased the Haines City, FL native for enlisting my favorite production duo from my hometown of Chicago, Da Internz, along with contributions from Dernst “D’Mile” Emile (Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige), Ursula Yancy (Tamar Braxton, Keyshia Cole) and Thomas “Diplo” Pentz (Britney Spears, Katy Perry) for production.
In the intimate video below, Sevyn Streeter breaks down each record’s story on Call Me Crazy, But… at private listening sessions hosted by LaRonn Harris of Atlantic Records at Collective Studios in Oak Park, MI.
“It’s a seven song EP, talking about the cycle of a relationship: The goods, the bads, the ups and downs, the ugly, the all of it. The good times when you are in love and the bad times when you want to cuss out who you with. It goes ALL through it.” – Sevyn Streeter
Streeter reveals candidly who the whole project was about stating, “It’s DEFINITELY OUR STORY”, as well as how she feels about him now and most intriguing how he feels about it.
SEVYN STREETER CALL ME CRAZY, BUT… TRACKLIST
1. Come On Over
2. It Won’t Stop feat. Chris Brown
3. Sex on the Ceiling
4. Call Me Crazy
TRACK BREAK DOWN WITH A VISUAL TEASE
Come On Over
Produced By: Dernst “D’Mile” Emile.
The first record is called Come on over. It’s basically just taking bout the beginning of a relationship, it the part where you know you are into this person but you are really curious…and you say I won’t have to wonder if you come on over.
It Won’t Stop
Produced By: Diplo, Free School & Picard Brothers.
In one of our studio sessions, we experienced her humble joy of the news that “It Won’t Stop” featuring Chris Brown hit number one on the charts!
“She didn’t didn’t even know that record went number one tonight. This is her first number one… I am extremely proud of her. She has been a soldier. She got into the field with me, went into some rough spots no security and now she got her first number one.” -LaRonn Harris
Sevyn revealed to me back in March her ultimate goal is to be a touring artist with an act is as great as the music.
Watch the video: Sevyn Streeter, “It Won’t Stop” ft. Chris Brown
Sex On The Ceiling
Produced By: Da Internz.
After you realize you fell for the person, and a lot of times for women once you occupy our hearts then comes our bodies. At least that’s how I work… The next record is self explanatory. It’s called Sex On The Ceiling. I mean you got my heart and it won’t stop so now it’s time to get it pop, POP, POPPING!
Call Me Crazy
Produced By: Taylor Parks.
Next in the story, it’s like once you gave him your heart and it won’t stop and you gave him your body and you had sex on the ceiling, sometimes I feel like men get a little comfortable after we do that and so we have to remind them you not with that sharing shit. I don’t do that. You belong to me. It’s the title track called, “Call Me Crazy”.
Produced By: Da Internz.
During “B.A.N.S.” I was so hurt. I was so heart broken. I was messed up when I wrote this record. Sevyn said. (March 2013)
This is the point of conflict within relationship where you really start to go through it with the person you with and you start to kinda second guess should I have fallen in love with the person and “It Won’t Stop”. Should I have given him “Sex On The Ceiling”? I have already told you one time how I felt on “Call Me Crazy” like ‘Aight don’t test me’ And now you done tested me. Now you on some B.A.N.S. “B.A.N.S.” stands for Bitch Ass Nigga Shit. When you get to “B.A.N.S.” you really got me second guessing should I have given you all of me.
Produced By: Cameron Wallace.
After you get to “B.A.N.S.” clearly you are pissed off.. After the kicking, the screaming and the yelling and saying this is how you feel about it… After that is over with, we calm down. We gather our thoughts and go what are we dealing with. At the end of the day only only people who can get you that upset is someone you really truly love. When you calm down you and say I know love him. Here are the issues. Lets talk about them… Shattered is basically where you pointing fingers, I’m pointing fingers and we can’t throw stones at a glass house. Nobody is perfect.
Produced By: Dernst “D’Mile” Emile.
After it shatters in a relationship, people not just women, men and women, we like to go back to what’s familiar. We go back to what is comfortable. We go back to what we already know. A lot of times that happens to be our ex. Once you get to your ex you realize why they are your ex, why they became your ex in the first place…It’s coming from a very personal thing for me because I literally wrote it about me and my ex’s relationship. I wrote it while I was on FaceTime, with him. It was really weird.
Stream Sevyn Streeter Call Me Crazy, But… here.
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