Sevana has returned with her brand new EP Be Somebody, and accompanying visuals for Mango.
The EP’s title track sets an aspirational tone of Sevana becoming an individual and reaching one’s full potential despite overwhelming feelings of doubt amidst the pressures of the world. “Let me be greater than this,” Sevana wails with intensity. On Phone A Friend, Sevana belts out a distress call expressing discontent in tough situations, while J Vibe’s synth chords mimic the sound of a touch-tone phone. One of the album’s crown jewels is Set Me On Fire, produced by Protoje, J.L.L. and Paris La Mont Dennis II. It is a tale of revenge in a relationship where she turns her tragedy into triumph. Sevana’s benediction of how far her love and loyalty would travel on the EP’s first single If You Only Knew is even more contagious sung in her falsetto. Kelsey Gonzalez, producer and guitarist for The Free Nationals band is at the helm of this track.
“For the EP, I wanted to add songs that covered various thoughts. When I’m spilling over with feelings I write; when I’m happy I sing; when I’m frustrated I dance to it. It’s the first time I’ve worked with producers who were so open to my direction as far as sounds and instrumentation. I did every harmony and ad-lib arrangement myself. My music finally feels like me,” the singer professes.
The singer-songwriter also reveals the video for Mango, the flirtatious tune showcasing Sevana flowing in her sultry Jamaican accent over a minimal J.L.L.-produced backdrop of airy synths and tickling guitar notes.
“I wrote mango to pay tribute to one of my favourite fruits, the Julie mango; celebrating the excitement you feel when someone gives you a likkle buzz. It’s meant to be light-hearted and lift your spirits much like eating a Jamaican mango does,” Sevana shares about her latest reveal.
You can watch the visuals for Mango below.
Listen to Be Somebody below and on other streaming platforms here.