RnB | Rising R&B artist Stephn drops his jazz-infused new single “More” (ft. DNDSECTION)

Posted by on October 2, 2020

If you’re a fan of R&B from the likes of Sampha, Frank Ocean, or Toro Y Moi, we’d like to introduce you to a rising artist that should be on your radar, immediately: singer-songwriter, Stephn.

Based in New York, but raised between DC and Nigeria, Stephn draws inspiration from the world around him, including his keen eye for visual arts. If you were to check out his Instagram or any of the many ultra-cool visuals he’s dropped in recent times, you’d quickly realize this is an artist who takes a lot of care and thought curating a full sensory experience for fans. Stephn was in fact a fashion stylist before turning to music, and it shows. His art direction is something to admire in itself. 

In regards to the music, Stephn boldly lays deeply personal lyrics on the table. Themes of vulnerability and intimacy feature throughout his body of work, and latest single, “More” is no different. Discussing the meaning behind the track, Stephn explains: 

“More” taps into a different level of emotion. It is exactly that feeling of tasting something and not being able to have enough and turning that feeling into an emotion toward someone and craving that intimacy and attention. I had to really dig deep into myself to relive my past emotional journey in order to properly arrange this song.”

The track was produced during the peak of quarantine, when like many of us, Stephn needed an outlet – so he turned his usual – music and art. Converting his bedroom into a makeshift recording studio, Stephn enlisted a roster of powerhouse New York creatives, including his producer Polly and co-writer Ron Jordan. The team collectively produced a body of work that Stepn is slated to reduce one by one in the near future. As for “More”, tapping into his love of jazz, horns were added via instrumentalist MK Zulu, as well as a verse came vocalist DNDSECTION, hand selected for his unique flow and dynamic.