Well, that was quick!
Just a day after teasing fans with a new taste of what’s being offered via her official debut album, songstress Sevyn Streeter finds her new tune – ‘Don’t Kill the Fun’ – making its rounds on the net.
Backed by musical mentor Chris Brown, the outing may be set for an official release on January 13th, but now you can tuck in for a full preview.
Get into it below:
Yes! While we recognize it’s a “grower,” we’re completely here for it!
A 90’s inspired affair, those of us who grew up in the era of rising Alternative R&B (i.e. 1996-2002) can appreciate the tune as well as Streeter’s overall unconventional approach to the genre more than the present generation whose definition of R&B is diluted with pop flavoring. Bass driven, but oft decorated with odd or changing tempos, Streeter’s bops – though more commercial than the offerings of R&B sister Dawn Richard – are similar in being what we will call “acceptably out of the box.”
This comes as a double edged sword, however, as it may keep our girl “in mention” with the hottest of the new girls, but it doesn’t always translate to sales & high streams. Here’s hoping ‘Fun’ changes that as the genre is long overdue for a new crop of “it girls” and our money is on Tinashe and Sevyn.
P.S – Is it just us, or does Sevyn Streeter’s sound seem to marry those of Kelly Rowland‘s and Aaliyah‘s? By no means in ways that would lead to accusations of ‘swagger-jacking,’ but the former ‘Richgirl’ leader’s delivery is oft-reminiscent of that of Baby Girl and, let us tell it, ‘Don’t Kill the Fun’ comes as no exception.