Sevyn Streeter: "I Hate To Say This, But Every Artist Has A Little Bipolar In Them"
Sevyn Streeter graces the latest issue of Rolling Out Magazine. Last month, she released her highly anticipated album, Girl disrupted. The album was charted on the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album charts. The R&B songstress recently talked with Rolling Out about using songwriting and performing to heal. She explained that being an artist means that you tap into many emotions that can make you seem bipolar.
“I think a lot of times people think just because we’re artists that we don’t go through s—, and that could not be any further from the truth,” Streeter says candidly. “That just comes with being an artist. I hate to say this, but every artist has a little bipolar in them. It doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s something wrong with you. It just means that you’ve tapped into different emotions, and that’s all being an artist is.”
Sevyn wrote music for artist like Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, Tamar Braxton, Brandy and Alicia Keys. Being able to tap into different emotions worked in Sevyn's favor because she's able to take different artists stories and write music for them.
“Writing for other artists is [incredible],” Streeter says. “It’s like my favorite thing in the world to do and mainly because it’s a trusting process. People have to really trust you for them to allow you to write their story. I [cherish] the interaction and the relationships with artists that I write for. It’s just [the] bomb!”
Check out more of her beautiful photos below along with the full interview HERE.
(Photos by Dewayne Rogers)