Field Recordings

Sevyn Streeter Knocks Us Out

In the spring of 2013, songwriter and R&B singer Sevyn Streeter released a song called "It Won't Stop," which she's called her "baby." Over the year and change that's followed, the song has sunk into our collective consciousness through commercial radio play and a music video viewed more than 35 million times, and on the recommendation of a growing group of critics and fans. The lyrics are vernacular, warm, unpretentious, while the performance demanded by the music is not for the meek. Away from a studio — and air conditioning — in a New Orleans boxing gym, Streeter executed with muscle and grace.

Set List
  • "It Won't Stop"
Credits

Producers: Mito Habe-Evans, Frannie Kelley; Event Manager: Saidah Blount; Videographers: Mito Habe-Evans, Colin Marshall, Olivia Merrion, Kiana Fitzgerald; Special Thanks: Friday Night Fights Boxing Gym, Mark and Rachel Dibner of the Argus Fund; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann.

[+] read more[-] less

More From R&B/Soul

Gallant (center) collaborates with Korean musicians Tablo (left) and Eric Nam on the new song "Cave Me In." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist

All Songs TV

Gallant Goes Global In New Song, 'Cave Me In'

Gallant meets stars Eric Nam and Tablo on the streets of Hong Kong in this new video.

Allen Stone performs live in the studio for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. Dustin Downing/KCRW hide caption

toggle caption Dustin Downing/KCRW

Favorite Sessions

Allen Stone, 'Naturally' (Live)

KCRW

The Washington soul singer performs a brand-new song for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Back To Top