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CMJ Preview: Steven A. Clark

by Winston "Stone" Ford

For all of the buzz about Frank Ocean and The Weeknd, I’m still hoping that people will get to hip to Stephen A. Clark. The Miami-based singer, songwriter, and producer dropped Stripes this year and it’s one of the most entertaining projects on my iPod right now. Just like his brethren Clark makes forward thinking R&B, however I think that his EP Stripes is more accessible than Oceans’ or Weeknd’s projects modeling more on the Neptunes production stule. Tracks like “Where’s Steven,” are radio friendly but others like this video and song for “Angel of Death” are more avant-garde. Check YuYme’s feature of Steven earlier this year.

Steven will be playing the Synergy x Free Lve showcase next Thursday at Hiro Ballroom.