Warm Summer Nights were made for music such as what was beautifully produced and delivered via listening session by Overstand Entertainment’s Winta James and Oje Ollivierre (Protoje) accompanied by live performance with singer Sevana Siren.
The self titled "Sevana" EP features five songs and was officially launched at the Red Bones Blues Café in Kingston, Jamaica on July 13, 2016, starting promptly at 8:00 p.m. Rachel Callahan the MC for the evening was very gracious in her introduction of Sevana, taking us back to the teenager singing at the breakfast table for her Mother. She then invited Winta to speak briefly on the project. He extended thanks to co-producer Protoje as well as other team members involved in production and mentioned that that it was an honour to work with Sevana who he described as dedicated to her craft.
Following these comments, we were taken through the EP listening segment of the night's proceedings, beginning with the first song “Carry You”. It is soulful and Sevana's vocals feel like music more than they enunciate words, very beautiful. The second song “Bit Too Shy” the first and very popular single from Sevana was obviously well received. During the interlude between songs the MC interacted with the audience to keep the audience in flow and focus.
The heavy bass of “Love the Way” was hard to miss and stood out on the first listen. It was followed by previews of “Easy to Breathe”, “Rawle” and the listening was completely sealed with recent “Chant It”. I will reserve my reaction to the entire project at this time but I can tell you that I am never tired of hearing Sevana’s strong and passionate vocals. She makes me feel and this is the most important thing to me as listener. I must be able to connect and she accomplishes that unapologetically. Post her live performance of “Bit Too Shy”, “Chant It” and “Carry You” from the EP, which by the way were gorgeously rendered backed by acoustic guitar, she hinted in responding to the audience that she intends to dabble in other genres. I certainly look forward to the brilliance that will come. The launch was short, sweet and stylish Sevana Siren style.
“Sevana” has already started its international climb to recognition, debuting on the UK Reggae Charts at 9, and with an upcoming tour, I have nothing but great feelings about the future for Sevana, she is definitely on the right path to realizing her full artistic potential.
Go out and get the project on Itunes and follow @sevanasiren on twitter. As always support the artist. Hit the Share button to let everyone else know about this awesome woman and talent!
Since the launch of Sevana and performances at Reggae Jam 2016, the singer/ songwriter shared the story behind the her EP in this brief video. Have a listen:
Follow me on twitter @sistren_warrior and stay tuned for more @ #warriorsistrenseh. Blissings!
Who am I?