Music Park: Sevyn Streeter @ Howard Theatre, 1/22/17

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Sevyn Streeter (Photo courtesy Atlantic Records)

To many, the number seven represents good luck or completion, which is very true and well-deserved for Amber Denise Streeter, otherwise known as Sevyn Streeter. The 30-year-old R&B singer is on the journey to transition from her skilled stint as a collaborator and songwriter to pop acts (Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, Usher) into the realm of a top-notch R&B vocalist and performer. To add to two acclaimed EPs, Sevyn will release her debut album, Girl Disrupted, on January 27. In support of the album, Sevyn treated her DC fans to a show at the Howard Theatre on Sunday for her current tour, Girl Disrupted.

True to her Florida roots, Sevyn opened with the trap-infused “Prolly,” which is the lead single of her debut album, Girl Interrupted. Backed by two background dancers, fans matched Sevyn’s confidence and energy as she sang about being tipsy, turned-up, carefree and reckless. Sevyn continued to build on themes of confidence and self-empowerment, with a performance of “Boomerang,” where Sevyn puts the spotlight on a cheating lover and her own sense of braggadocio and worth at the same time.

The audience loved when Sevyn paired sexy midtempo singles wither sexier choreography. Sevyn remixed her single “Ex-boyfriend” with an intricate dance routine but reminded her fans of her vocal prowess on “My Love for You,” a slick ode to melody-heavy ‘90s heavy R&B. After a seductive performance of “Sex on the Ceiling,” a male fan received a kiss from Sevyn, who continued to give compliments to the rest of the men in the audience. Sevyn continued to engage the crowd when she previewed two singles from the album, one of which featured August Alsina.

Watch the official music video for “My Love for You” by Sevyn Streeter from her upcoming full-length debut, Girl Disrupted:

A student and admirer of fellow singer-songwriters before her, Sevyn delivered her best vocal showcase of tone and delivery with a cover of Lauryn Hill’s “Ex Factor.” The latter portion of her show was the most engaging, fans pulled out their cell phones during the performance of “It Won’t Stop,” her biggest hit to date. Sevyn sealed the deal as a singer-songwriter-dancer trifecta and the last performance of the night ended with “Don’t Kill the Fun,” the Latin-infused track received extra warmth from the audience with an extended dance number. Until the release of her debut album, old and new fans can revisit the songwriting and vocals of Sevyn through her EPs, Call Me Crazy, But…. (2013) and Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1 (2015).

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