Sevyn Streeter celebrates her birthday by releasing her long-awaited debut album, Girl Disrupted.

Sevyn Streeter has been nothing but patient. The road to her debut LP has taken some time and the singer-songwriter knows that better than anyone else. Two EPs – 2013’s ‘Call Me Crazy, But…’ and 2015’s ‘Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1’ – and solid features, coupled with her penchant to kill live performances on her tour stops, kept her in constant conversation on the way there.

But there’s a special significance to ‘Girl Disrupted’s’ release, and it’s not just that the album was released on the songbird’s 31st birthday. The LP’s intro track “Livin'” alone, opens with a confessional sort of message where Sevyn details the journey and the mindset it took to stay focused and find inspiration.

Thirteen tracks deep, ‘Girl Disrupted’ bears features from The-Dream, Wiz Khalifa, Jeremih, Dej Loaf, and Ty Dolla $ign, to name a few. Previous releases “My Love for You,” the “If It Isn’t Love”-sampling “Fallen,” and “Before I Do” all make appearances (though the fan favorite “D4L” sadly didn’t make the cut). But there are a wealth of other new songs on which Sevyn flourishes. “Present Situation” puts Sevyn’s vulnerability on display with an assist from Terius Nash, her longing for love tiptoeing between snares. “Ol’ Skool” is too smooth and seductive to resist and might well deserve an add to your Netflix & Chill playlist. The scornful call-out “How Many” may be an anthem in the making, right down to Sevyn hiding the malice in a melody and singing “How many b*tches are you telling you love?'” on the song’s hook. And in a nice twist, Sevyn puts a modern spin on Faith Evans’ “Soon As I Get Home,” her upbeat take on the track serving as a surprising dance groove.

Though her journey may have been interrupted a few times, perhaps the girl being disrupted was EXACTLY what Sevyn Streeter needed. But that’s up to the listeners to decide. Stream Sevyn’s ‘Girl Disrupted’ project for yourself down below by way of Apple Music. ‘Girl Disrupted’ is out now on iTunes.

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